Sophie Ellis-Bextor commands attention in a pink sheer negligee and ruffled robe as she storms the stage at Camp Bestival – before breaking a Guinness World Record
Her Instagram Live Kitchen Discos during the Covid-19 lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for hundreds of thousands of fans.
And now Sophie Ellis-Bextor has proved she can put on a sensational live show as she returned to stage on Saturday to headline the Camp Bestival in Ludlow.
The singer, 42, performed from her back catalogue of hits before breaking a Guinness World Record by hosting the largest ever disco dance.
As many as 598 Camp Bestival attendees donned their finest sequins and headed to the festival’s dazzling giant disco ball for the special event, which raised much needed funds for official charity partner, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Gorgeous: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 42, commanded attention in a skintight leotard and pink sheer negligee as she stormed the Camp Bestival stage in Ludlow on Saturday
Sophie looked sensational as she put on a leggy display in a figure-hugging leotard with a sequinned print.
The Murder On The Dancefloor star also wore a pink sheer negligee for the performance which she teamed with a red ruffled robe.
Adding height to her frame with a pair of sequinned heels, the hitmaker let her brunette tresses fall in a loose style.
The songstress opted for a show-stopping make-up look with lashings of mascara and bright bring eye shadow which popped against her porcelain skin.
Disco diva: The singer looked sensational in a figure-hugging leotard with a sequinned print
Glitter: Adding height to her frame with a pair of sequinned heels, the hitmaker let her brunette tresses fall in a loose style
Leggy: Sophie flashed her long toned legs in the striking stage outfit
The singer made sure to bring together all of the camp and frivolity from her recent Kitchen Disco tour to the stage with large disco balls and an array of flowers decorating the stage.
Camp Bestival combines live music along with activities for families who set up camp in the picturesque Dorset location.
The Strictly Come Dancing star also recently launched her new podcast, Spinning Plates, with each one hour episode featuring an interview with another working mother about the difficulties and joys of a work/life balance.
Wow: The pop star appeared in her element as she belted out a number of her classic hits
China doll: The songstress wore a showstopping make-up look with lashings of mascara and bright bring eye shadow which popped against her porcelain skin
Fun times: The singer used large disco balls and an array of flowers to decorate the stage
Soon after its release, it appeared as Apple’s number one Parenting podcast everywhere from the UK to Greece to Ecuador.
Sophie’s success comes as she completed a 24 hour danceathon for Children In Need in November.
She raised an incredible £1million for charity with her efforts which saw her moving non-stop for an entire day and night, with just a five-minute break every hour to eat and drink.
Later: The singer then removed her robe to reveal the semi sheer ensemble in more detail
Family: Sophie revealed a large heart tattoo on her upper arm inscribed with the word family
Come on and do the (largest ever) Conga!
Camp Bestival Dorset has officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Disco Dance, hosted by Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Camp Bestival curator’s Rob and Josie da Bank.
In celebration of this year’s Desert Island Disco theme, 598 Camp Bestival go-ers donned their finest sequins and headed to the festival’s dazzling giant disco ball, where family-favourite disco pop legend Sophie gave the rallying cry to boogie their way into the record-breaking history books.
The record was verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank and Anouk de Timary after the official count, smashing the previous record by over 274.
The Guinness World Records title attempt also raised much needed funds for Camp Bestival’s official charity partner, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which inspires young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer.
‘I’m such a mess,’ she told viewers watching the end of the live-stream on BBC iPlayer. ‘I can’t stop weeping.’
During the challenge – which started at 9.30am in the morning – Sophie was joined by Tony Blackburn as they sang karaoke together as well as a host of other guests including Natalie Imbruglia, Tamsin Outhwaite and Michael Ball.
Gemma Collins, Rylan Clark, Bonnie Langford, Beverley Knight, JLS, Tony Blackburn, Gary Davies, Edith Bowman, Melvin Odoom, Sara Cox and Dawn O’Porter also joined her for stints on the dancefloor.
Loving it: Sophie appeared in her element as she took to the stage