How old is Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who's her husband, what are her hit songs and who's her mum Janet?

How old is Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who's her husband, what are her hit songs and who's her mum Janet?

January 9, 2019

She's got 2019 off to a good start with a new album and giving birth to her fifth child – here's the lowdown…

How old is Sophie Ellis-Bextor? What's her background?

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 39, is a British singer from Hounslow, London.

She was born on April 10, 1979, to mum Janet Ellis and TV director dad Robin Bextor.

Sophie first found fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Indie rock band Theaudience.

After the band split she went on to pursue a successful solo career in the noughties with her unique style of pop, disco, and 80s synth pop.

She married husband Richard Jones in 2005 and the couple have five children – Sonny, 13, Kit, nine, Ray, five, Jesse, three and baby Mickey.

Mickey was born on January 7, 2019 and Sophie shared the news on Instagram.

Who is Sophie Ellis-Bextor's husband Richard Jones?

Richard Jones, 39, is the bass guitarist of the band The Feeling.

The rock band from Sussex are formed of Richard, Kevin Jeremiah, Ciaran Jeremiah and Paul Stewart.

From 2001 to 2003 he toured with Sophie's band to promote her debut album Read My Lips.

He performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mason and Mike Rutherford.

What are Sophie Ellis-Bextor's hit songs?

Sophie's debut album Read My Lips was released in 2001 and included the hit single Murder On The Dancefloor.

The hit track was a collaboration with Italian DJ Spiller.

So far Sophie's had six UK top ten hits…

  • 2001: Take me home – #2
  • 2001: Murder On The Dancefloor – #2
  • 2002: Get Over You/Move This Mountain – #3
  • 2003: Mixed Up World – #7
  • 2004: I Won't Change You – #9
  • 2007: Catch You – #8

Who is Sophie Ellis-Bextor's mum Janet?

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's mum is former TV presenter Janet Ellis, 63.

She appeared on Blue Peter from 1983 to 1987.

Her big break came in 1979, when she landed the job of regular presenter on Jigsaw and also appeared on Jackanory Playhouse and The Sweeney.

In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for services to charities and theatre.

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