Professional partner: Brendan Cole.
Bookies original odds: 6 to 1.
I’m a big believer in serendipity. At this point in my life I feel like I can really enjoy this and I don’t have any fear about looking daft, so I’ll just go for it!
London born Sophie has showbiz in her blood with mother Janet being a former Blue Peter presenter and her father Robin a film producer. Her first foray into music was as lead singer for Indie band The Audience. In 2001 Sophie’s debut album Read My Lips reached number two and featured top singles Take Me Home and Murder on the Dancefloor. Murder on the Dancefloor stayed in the charts for 23 weeks and became Europe’s most played song in 2001.
Sophie’s career as a multi-platinum selling singer has included chart hits such as Murder On the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Music Gets the Best of Me and Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love).
Sophie married Richard Jones, bassist with band The Feeling, in 2005 and they have three boys; Sonny, Kit and Ray.
The bookies have Sophie getting to the semi-final of Strictly. No doubt some of Sophie’s songs may well feature as she shows off her dance moves.