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Sophie Ellis Bextor on 'Strictly Come Dancing' role: 'I'm competitive with myself'

Songstress Sophie Ellis Bextor may have been out of the spotlight for some time, but she is poised to make her return as a contestant on the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Unreality TV quotes her as saying that she's excited at having signed up to take part and thinks she will be a great addition to the cast because she's motivated and enjoys dance:

"Well I’m quite competitive with myself – I’m not a competitive person with other people. I’m actually quite a good little pupil really, a goody goody. So I will work as hard as I can."

"I respond better to people that recognise that, rather than saying ‘that wasn’t it’, because I promise whatever I do I will be trying my hardest." Ellis Bextor added: "There’s no point doing it if you don’t, so I want someone who is supportive of that. I think it can be worse for someone’s motivation if you’re too hard on them."

When asked how she would rate herself on her feet, she replied: "I’d probably put myself at 6 or 7. I’m not a bad person to be dancing with, I go for it. I keep changing my moves every few beats. I’m certainly enthusiastic, and always smiling. In terms of choreographed dancing – I’m probably closer to a 2 or a 3..."

Other contestants in this year's run of the show include model Abbey Clancy, Vanessa Feltz, Julien McDonald and one of the Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers.






Watch the TV trailer for the new season of 'Strictly Come Dancing' below: