Yes, yes, yes, we know, Coronavrius has screwed up our social lives. While this icky disease is spreading like wildfire, we’re stuck at home stuffing our fat faces and watching irritating games shows and miserable soaps. But wait. Thankfully there are those heroes out there trying their very best to make the world a much better place. Dame Sophie Ellis Bextor is doing her bit in combatting the nation’s Covid-19 boredom. Every Friday at 6.30, she and her dandy family host a spectacular Kitchen Disco.
Each week, the poshest popster in popville has decked out her gorgeous home with sparkly decorations, disco lights and mirror balls and treated her thousands of fans to a series half hour extravaganzas. Bathed in rainbow lights, the elegant chart sensation belts out an array of her greatest hits like Murder On The Dancefloor, Take Me Home (renamed for these unusual times as Stay At Home) plus a load of other treats.
In the third of her kitchen discos that took place on Good Friday, Sophie was celebrating her 41st birthday, surrounded by her sons and husband. Kicking off her delicious set with Music Gets The Best Of Me, she then whizzed around the kitchen dressed in a ball gown (last seen on Strictly) to the pumping disco beats of her iconic cover of Cher’s Take Me Home. While two of her sons demonstrated their rapping skills midway through, Sophie nipped off for a quick change and returned in a cute yellow dress to pay tribute to her nearest and dearest who she hasn’t been able to see during this Covid-19 situation. “I really miss you all,” she said. “It’s my birthday today. I live ten minutes away from my mum. I live in the same city as my brother and sister and not too far from dad. I miss everybody. And I miss you. And I love you and am so glad you joined me.’
To mark the moment, Sophie slowed things down with a tender performance of the gorgeous track Youngblood from her Wanderlust album before revving things up again with a joyous cover of Alcazar’s Crying At The Discotheque, her breakthrough hit Groovejet and her classic Murder On The Dancefloor. And with that, the half hour of musical magic was over. For one week at least. But fear not. If you want some spark back in your life, check out Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Instagram on a Friday at 6.30 or check out her previous Kitchen Discos below.