Sophie Ellis Bextor ‘Catch You’ Video

Sophie Ellis Bextor 'Catch You' single cover

Sophie Ellis Bextor is out with the music video to her new single ‘Catch You’, the first single from her forthcoming album ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’. Watch it via Vevo below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Explains Sub Par TV Performance

January 3, 2007 – Sophie checked in with fans on her official web site’s forum on Monday (January 1), after performing during BBC’s New Year’s Eve special. “Happy new year everyone! It’s going to be a good one,” she writes. “I have to share with you the fact that on BBC TV for my New Year’s Eve broadcast, I was given the wrong microphone and couldn’t hear myself for the entire song. I had no vocals on stage or for the crowd throughout. With that baptism of fire back to the pop world, the only way is up for 2007! Here’s to it, folks… Sx”

Album & Single Delay For Sophie Ellis Bextor

September 9, 2006 – Sophie checked in with fans on her official site’s forum on August 29th. “Hello to you all. I’m sorry there’s been so much contradictory information regarding the single and album release,” she writes. “I know rumors have been circulating that ‘Catch You’ will be out in October, and at one point that did seem possible, but due to that fact that it took a bit longer to finish the album than anticipated, I can now tell you that ‘Catch You’ will be out in the new year and the second single (‘Me and My Imagination’) and album will be out in the spring.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor & Young Son Celebrate Birthdays

April 28, 2006 – Sophie checked in with fans at her official website’s forum on April 20th in response to fans happy birthday wishes. “Thanks for the messages,” she writes. “You guys are so very lovely. I had a splendid 27th birthday. I am mixing the album at the moment, just so you know. All shaping up well. Tra la la. Sx” The singer also checked in on April 24th in response to birthday wishes for her son Sonny. “If he could type he’d say thank you for the messages,” she writes. “Tonight he sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to himself until he fell asleep so he’s obviously happy to be 2. Rightly so. He’s a sweet two. Sx”

Patrick Cox VIP Ad Campaign Launch

Natalie Imbruglia and Sophie Ellis Bextor were on hand for the Patrick Cox VIP Ad Campaign Launch on Tuesday (February 14) at Sanderson Hotel in London, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

Ellis Bextor Battling For Cathy Dennis’ Songwriting Skills

January 9, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that after Sophie turned down the Cathy Dennis penned song ‘Toxic’ that enjoyed big success for Britney Spears, the former theaudience singer is crawling back to Dennis to write a song for her forthcoming album, ‘Sweet Music’. But Britney is competing for Dennis’ songwriting time.

Sophie Ready For A Return

October 12, 2005 – Sophie Ellis Bextor spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about her plans to come back to the pop scene early next year. “I did guest vocals on a Busface track this year but this will be a return to full-on dance floor diva mode,” she said. “The world of pop has been rather dull without me, I feel.”

‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ London Premiere

Former Busted member James Bourne, Daniel Bedingfield, McFly, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sophie Ellis Bextor were on hand for ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ London Premiere on Monday (May 16) at Odeon Leicester Square. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and RexFeatures.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Primed To Record Third Album

March 18, 2005 – Sophie was asked about opera singer Patrizio Buanne being lined up to sing at her wedding to Richard Jones. “I have never heard of that singer and he is not booked for my wedding,” the former Groovejet singer said. “However, all the real plans for the big day are coming on a treat. I’ve just returned from an exciting New York writing trip and think I may be fast approaching the recording stage for the third album. Hurrah.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Promises New Album In ’05

February 22, 2005 – Sophie asked fans to submit questions to her on her official forum earlier this month, and responded to several, including the status of her new album. “The new album is coming on a treat. The sound is pop, of course, but i think it has moved on from the last two,” the singer revealed. “I’ve been experimenting lots with quirky vocal lines and subtle hooks. We’ll see how it turns out. Around 30 tunes have been done, but I want to keep writing for a bit longer. The album will definitely be out this year. First single autumn at the latest. Please wait for me. It’s so important to me that this album is my best.”

Jenny Frost & Ellis-Bextor At Frost French Fashion Show

Former Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost and Sophie Ellis-Bextor attended the Frost French Autumn/Winter 2005 Collection Fashion Show at St. Mary Magadalene Church in London, England on Wednesday (February 16).

Alter Ego Suits Sophie Ellis Bextor On Busface Track

January 15, 2005 – With Sophie set to release her third album soon, the release of Busface’s ‘Circles’ required a bit of a rework. Sophie, who guest-vocals on the track, will instead be referred to as “Mademoiselle EB”. ‘Circles’ is due out February 21st. Sophie told fans on her official forum, “I am not trying to disassociate myself with the song, as such, but as I am not done with my album yet, I decided to have fun with an alter ego so there was no confusion over whether it was a single from album 3 or not. I wish Busface the very best with the track. I am very, very excited at how my album is coming together. Woo hoo.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Confirms Engagement To Richard Jones

November 9, 2004 – Sophie posted a new message on her official forum on Tuesday in response to an article in The Sun claiming she and Richard Jones are now engaged. “Howdy guys and gals,” Sophie posted. “Yes, Richard and I are getting married. He proposed while we were on a recent trip to Barcelona. It was very romantic. I really appreciate your well wishing and we are planning to have a small wedding early next year. I am busy trying to find an amazing dress! Meanwhile, I am still hard at work writing album 3. 2005 is set to be a big year for me, in more ways than one. Sx.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor And Richard Jones Are Engaged

The Sun reports Sophie Ellis Bextor has accepted a proposal from boyfriend Richard Jones. “It’s great news and they are really happy,” a friend said. “They can’t wait to tell everyone. They haven’t set an exact date but they are looking at next summer. It will be a big ceremony with all their close friends and family invited. Everyone is very happy for them and can’t wait to have a drink to celebrate.” Read more.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Halfway Through With Third Album

November 4, 2004 – Sophie posted an update to fans on her official website forum on Monday providing an update on her upcoming third album. “Hello to all of you,” she writes. “I am so proud of having such an active site. It is really lovely for me to see you all getting so excited about album 3 – as am I. I can’t really be sure as to the sound of this album as the producer element is the last thing chosen, but I can say I am about half way through writing and I am genuinely happy with what I’m up to. This album has got to be fabulous so I’m really trying to be patient and do the best stuff ever. I hope you’ll think it’s worth the wait! In general the songs are a mix of the last two albums plus something new influenced by what else is in my life and what I’ve been listening to. Sorry to be so vague, but it’s always tricky to articulate sound. Anyhow, not too long before you’ll be able to judge for yourself… next year for sure. Happy fireworks, Sx.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Updates On Third Album And Sonny

August 5, 2004 – Sophie checked in with fans on her official forum on July 27th. The singer wrote, “Hello to you all. How are those of you in the UK enjoying the heat? I am. Thought I’d drop you a line to let you know I am fine and so is Sonny. He is a darling little boy and I’m having such a fantastic summer getting to know him. That being said, I am starting to songwrite for album three and I’m really rather excited to be getting back into it. I’ve missed you all. I’ve kept my eye on things though…as ever. See you around!”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Checks In With Fans After Childbirth

Sophie Ellis Bextor posted a message to her fans on her official forum’s message board Friday (April 30) concerning the recent birth of her son, which was complicated by the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. She writes:

Hello everyone. Thank you for all your messages of congratulations. My little man, Sonny, is well worth it. I am now back home after staying in hospital for about 10 days. It’s been quite a ride. I went Monday morning nearly two weeks ago for a check up as my blood pressure had been rising and they wanted to see if it had steadied. I was sure I was well – had just dashed out the house and had work on in the afternoon – but unfortunately my symptoms had worsened. I moved hospital as the one I was at didn’t have a special baby care unit. As I got worse quite rapidly the doctor decided to deliver my baby early to save my health. Sonny was born one week ago and has been doing brilliantly. I’m sure he’ll be home really soon.
At the moment it’s a bit early to tell, but I think he looks like [the boy’s father] Richard [Jones].
Either way, he’s very beautiful in his own right.
I’m now feeling pretty much back to normal and can’t wait to have my baby here with us – all very exciting.

Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Friend Reacts To Emergency Caesarean

April 25, 2004 – A friend of Sophie’s spoke with The Mirror after the singer gave birth to a son two months early because she was found to be suffering from the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. “Thankfully Sophie and the baby are fine,” the friend said. “She won’t be able to take him home for a few weeks but her priority now is for him to be healthy. The speed with which she had the Caesarean shows how serious the situation was.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor: Skip ‘The Passion’, Read The Bible

April 24, 2004 – Before her caesarean section Friday, Sophie weighed in on Mel Gibson’s controversial new film ‘The Passion Of The Christ’. She said in a posting April 2nd on her official website’s forum: “It’s quite easily one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. Pointless and unsophisticated. The book is better.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Smashing Pregnancy

March 27, 2004 – Sophie tells The Daily Star she’s had an unusual reaction to her pregnancy, and it has nothing to do with food cravings. “I’m very happy but I’m having a very strange pregnancy,” she admitted. “I haven’t had any of the normal food cravings that most people get like doughnuts with gravy, but I’ve got a craving for smashed glass. It’s bizarre but whenever I see something made of glass I get the overwhelming urge to smash it.”

Pregnant Sophie Ellis Bextor Says High Heels Worth The Pain

A pregnant fan on Sophie Ellis Bextor’s official forum asked the singer how she manages to continue wearing high heels and if she just does it for special occasions. “Special occasions or very special shoes,” the nearly 6 months pregnant singer responded on Friday. “And if my feet get bigger, I’ll never forgive them. My feet do get tired, but I love looking down to see twinkly shoes. The pain is worth it!”

Ellis Bextor Denies ‘Hellish Pregnancy’ Report; Provides Career Update

February 16, 2004 – Sophie responded to an article in Metro North posted on her official website’s forum, claiming she was having a “hellish pregnancy so far” and asked her partner Richard Jones “to go to the local Spar (grocery chain) to get me weird things.” Sophie responded:

Sorry to put a damper on things, but there’s no truth in that article whatsoever. My pregnancy is far from hellish and I don’t live near a Spar. I have no set plans for a single or a tour. I am starting some European promotion for ‘I Won’t Change You’ and possibly releasing something else, but more likely I will start to write my third album. I really don’t know how these papers can get away with writing totally made up quotes. Oh well.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Provides Update On Pregnancy

February 5, 2004 – A fan on Sophie’s official forum asked the singer how her pregnancy was going. The singer responded on January 29th: “The baby seems to be doing well. It’s kinda taking care of itself, really. I feel well and healthy which is as good as can be. I have name ideas but nothing definite. I’m planning on using the last bit of my pregnancy to start work on album three. All very exciting. Thanks for asking.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Offers Advice For Pregnant Fan

February 5, 2004 – A fan on Sophie’s official forum asked the pregnant singer for advice, since she’s pregnant as well. The singer told ‘Serendipity’: “That’s lovely news. Advice? Golly, I am just feeling my way to be honest! Try to enjoy what’s happening to you. I am really loving being pregnant and feel all I do now it’s what’s best for the baby before me. Indulge yourself, communicate lots with your man and your folks and don’t worry if you have the odd panic – it’s all very normal. Good luck.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Glowing Night Of Dancing

January 8, 2004 – The Mirror reports pregnant Sophie and her boyfriend Richard Jones were spotted out at swanky Notting Hill nightclub Neighbourhood on Friday night. “She looked radiant,” a spy said. “She was dancing and definitely showing off her bump. Richard stood behind her, put his arms round her midriff and gently cradled her belly as they moved to the music. It was very touching.”

Victoria Beckham Double A-Side Debuts At #3 In UK Singles Chart

Victoria Beckham 'Let Your Head Go' / 'This Groove'

Victoria Beckham will have to wait for her first number one after her latest effort only managed to debut at number three in the singles chart. The former Spice Girl’s double A-side, ‘This Groove’/’Let Your Head Go’ did beat the woman who previously nixed her hopes to top the UK singles chart – Sophie Ellis Bextor. Posh did have the highest debut single, only losing out to Gary Jules, who held on to the top spot for the third week with ‘Mad World’, and Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, who got the #2 slot with ‘Changes’.

Posh And Becks Most Written About Couple

News of the World reports former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her husband David are first and second in 2003’s cult BBC Celebdaq chart of stardom which records how much newspaper space in square centimeters that celebrities have written about them in a year in the UK. Posh and Becks had more devoted to them than the Queen and Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles put together. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson landed at the #5 spot, Britney Spears at #6, and Kylie Minogue at #7.

Posh Says No To Resolutions

Victoria Beckham is not making any New Year resolutions – not even to have a number one hit. The former Spice Girl told GMTV on Wednesday morning she usually makes promises, but “by New Year’s Day they’ve all gone out of the window.” She added, “I’m not going to have any. That’s really boring.”

Posh To Top Sophie, But Not Overall In UK Singles Chart

Retailers told The Evening Standard that although former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s double A-side ‘Let Your Head Go’ and ‘This Groove’ is selling well, it is unlikely to be in first place when the next charts come out on Sunday. They believe Michael Andrews and Gary Jules, who got the Christmas Number ‘One with Mad World’, are likely to stay there. “Our early sales show that the Beckham single is likely to get into the top five but won’t be Number One,” said Gennaro Castaldo from HMV. On the bright side, Posh looks poised to top Sophie Ellis Bextor, who spoiled her chart topping hopes two years ago when her last single was released.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Interview & Performance On Radio 4

Sophie Ellis Bextor 'Shoot From The Hip' album cover

Sophie Ellis Bextor was on BBC’s Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on December 22nd to talk about her latest album ‘Shoot From The Hip’, her pregnancy and its effects on touring plans, her “absurd” job description of “pop star”, how she got involved in singing, growing up with a famous mother, the chart battle this week with former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, and more. The interview and in-studio performance of ‘I Won’t Change You’ has since been removed from bbc.co.uk.

Alistair Griffin May Spoil Posh Vs. Sophie Chart Battle

Alistair Griffin 'Bring It On/A Lover's Prayer' single cover

The Sun reports the UK singles chart battle pitting former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis Bextor may be interrupted by Fame Academy star Alistair Griffin, who could have the first big hit of 2004 with his debut single, ‘Bring It On/A Lover’s Prayer’. Music experts are predicting he could outsell both Posh’s double A-side ‘Let Your Head Go/This Groove’ and Sophie’s ‘I Won’t Change You’.

Posh Meeting A Relief For Sophie Ellis Bextor

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis Bextor met on Sunday face to face for the first time, as both prep to go head to head in the singles charts three years after Sophie had beaten Posh with ‘Groovejet’. The pair tried to play it down as they appeared on Channel 4’s ‘T4’. Both girls insisted they liked each other and that it was a “relief” to finally meet. Victoria said: “It’s not about competition the artists don’t feel like that.”

The Downside Of Being Posh

Damaging stories about former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s career and marriage to David have taken a toll on the singer. “I’m an easy target, aren’t I,” Posh asked in an interview with The Mirror. “I’m used to it. What can I say? There’s nothing you could dislike about David, but there’s a different thing with me.” But she is upset to learn a close friend has spread divorce rumors. She said: “Why would she say that? It couldn’t have been her. You must have got that wrong.” Victoria has taken plenty of flak over her attempts to revive her career. But while she is happy to writhe on a bed for her new video, she does have limits. She said: “I didn’t want to leap around like Britney Spears.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Not Afraid Of Celebrity

December 19, 2003 – Cocky, confident Sophie is not afraid of mention the ‘C-word’. “Nowadays, because there is such an obsession with ‘celebrity’, some people, musicians, think it’s kind of a bit ugly to say that you’re interested in any aspect of celebrity,” she tells Living Abroad Magazine. “But I think the moment you do interviews or do photos or appear in your own videos, you’re courting it to a certain extent. So I think it’s better to embrace it rather than dismiss it. I’m really not someone that is particularly interested in fame. It’s funny, when I was about 15 I remember thinking that it might be a good idea, but my mum (Janet Ellis) said ‘no, as you get older your perspective changes’. And she was so right, you do, you get older and you’re just not that fussed. Now I shy away from it. I don’t really go to any sort of parties and film premieres. I dabbled in it for a while, right at the beginning.”

Scare For Sophie Ellis Bextor

December 15, 2003 – The Sun reports Sophie had a fright when a dancer nearly dropped her. “Given that I’m expecting, I didn’t like that very much,” she said. “I had to give them a good ticking off. But I refrained from hurting their egos too badly.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor: My Baby Joy

December 13, 2003 – The Mirror reports Sophie says that even on the first few dates with boyfriend Andy Boyd, they were seriously discussing a future together. She says: “We talked about starting a family because we just knew it was right. If the baby hadn’t been planned we would have taken precautions. What caught us out was how quickly it happened. I’ve always wanted to be a mum, but I’ve got friends who have struggled to conceive. So I thought it might take a year or so for anything to happen. This sounds like a cliche but every baby is a little bit of a miracle. Ours has just come along quicker than expected.”

So will the couple get married before she gives birth? “I haven’t ruled out marriage, but at the moment I’m just happy to enjoy the pregnancy,” Sophie said.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Getting Special Treatment While Pregnant

December 6, 2003 – Sophie tells The Glasgow Daily Record she finds it amusing that people have been treating her with kid gloves ever since she broke the news she was pregnant with boyfriend Richard Jones. “I just keep saying to people that I’m not ill. I’m only pregnant,” she remarked.

The baby is due in June and Sophie is determined it will be a natural birth. She has booked herself into a private hospital for her pre-natal care. “Hopefully my labor will be as short as possible,” she said. “The hospital I have booked in with doesn’t believe in gas or air nothing at all. I would love to have a water birth with candles and music.”

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