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Sophie Ellis-Bextor dons a Supergirl costume as she hosts her latest kitchen disco with her kids


She’s been keeping her fans entertained during lockdown with regular concerts from the comfort of her own kitchen.

And Sophie Ellis-Bextor once again put on a show as she hosted her latest kitchen disco dressed as Supergirl (complete with a sparkly cape) on Friday.

The singer, 41, looked fabulous in her costume as she was joined by her sons for the fun-filled Instagram sing-a-long, which she branded the ‘superhero edition.’

What a hero! Sophie Ellis-Bextor once again put on a show as she hosted her latest kitchen disco dressed as Supergirl (complete with a sparkly cape) on Friday

What a hero! Sophie Ellis-Bextor once again put on a show as she hosted her latest kitchen disco dressed as Supergirl (complete with a sparkly cape) on Friday

As usual, Sophie took centre stage as she belted out her back-catalogue of tracks as well as covers, beneath the glittering disco ball in her kitchen.

The Take Me Home hitmaker teamed her Supergirl dress and embellished, fringed cape with towering silver heels and a sequinned silver belt.

While she swept her brunette tresses in a ponytail and applied a sweep of glam make-up for the occasion.

Fun times: The singer, 41, looked fabulous in her costume as she was joined by her sons for the fun-filled Instagram sing-a-long, which she branded the 'superhero edition'

Fun times: The singer, 41, looked fabulous in her costume as she was joined by her sons for the fun-filled Instagram sing-a-long, which she branded the ‘superhero edition’

It was a family affair as per the norm, with her musician husband Richard Jones, 41, filming the shenanigans while their sons Sonny, 16, Kit, 11, Ray, eight, Jesse, five, and Mickey, two, danced around the room in their own superhero costumes.

Comic book characters featured on the night included Venom and Buzz Lightyear. 

Captioning her dazzling post, Sophie penned: ‘Kitchen Disco 16 superhero edition!

Entertainer: As usual, Sophie took centre stage as she belted out her back-catalogue of tracks as well as covers, beneath the glittering disco ball in her kitchen

Entertainer: As usual, Sophie took centre stage as she belted out her back-catalogue of tracks as well as covers, beneath the glittering disco ball in her kitchen

Fabulous: The Take Me Home hitmaker teamed her Supergirl dress and embellished, fringed cape with towering silver heels and a sequinned silver belt

Fabulous: The Take Me Home hitmaker teamed her Supergirl dress and embellished, fringed cape with towering silver heels and a sequinned silver belt

‘Fun, frolics and slippy superhero feet with us here in the crazy house. Xxxx.’

Last month, Sophie candidly revealed she ‘felt like a complete failure’ as a parent as she struggled to cope with her five children during the first lockdown. 

Speaking about how she managed to raise her family, while homeschooling, keeping home and entertaining the nation with her weekly kitchen disco, Sophie admitted: ‘It was a nightmare.’ 

All together now: It was a family affair as per the norm, with her musician husband Richard Jones, 41, filming the shenanigans while their sons danced around the room in their own superhero costumes

All together now: It was a family affair as per the norm, with her musician husband Richard Jones, 41, filming the shenanigans while their sons danced around the room in their own superhero costumes

What a night: Captioning her dazzling post, Sophie penned: 'Kitchen Disco 16 superhero edition! Fun, frolics and slippy superhero feet with us here in the crazy house. Xxxx'

What a night: Captioning her dazzling post, Sophie penned: ‘Kitchen Disco 16 superhero edition! Fun, frolics and slippy superhero feet with us here in the crazy house. Xxxx’

While the Murder On The Dancefloor hitmaker’s home-life was seemingly idyllic with disco lights, sparkly dresses and her children gleefully larking about around her, Sophie told how it was anything but.

In a new interview with The Telegraph, the star candidly revealed that her family are far from being The Brady Bunch, stating: ‘It probably looks like we live that way, but it’s 25 minutes on the odd Friday – it’s not normally what goes on around here.’

Sophie went on to say that like most parents, she and Richard had to cope with the pressures of life in lockdown during the pandemic, with raising and educating the kids while trying to do their own work, while also keeping a check on everyone’s mental health.

Candid: Last month, Sophie candidly revealed she 'felt like a complete failure' as a parent as she struggled to cope with her five children during the first lockdown

Candid: Last month, Sophie candidly revealed she ‘felt like a complete failure’ as a parent as she struggled to cope with her five children during the first lockdown

While Sophie thrilled music fans with performances of her back catalogue from her kitchen, she told how the kitchen discos were as much of a release for her as they were for everyone else.

She explained: ‘Amid the heaviness of the news, I needed not just an escape but also catharsis. There’s so much stress and tension. When I jump around and sing my heart out, it goes away for a bit.’

Sophie went on to detail trying to help hers sons through the strange period, adding it was the ‘hardest’ for eight-year-old Ray, who craved social interaction with his friends, and her eldest son Sonny, 16, whom Sophie says like most 16-year-olds, needs that ‘rites of passage’.

Family: The singer, 41, shares sons Sonny, 16, Kit, 11, Ray, eight, Jesse, five, and two-year-old Mickey with musician husband Richard Jones, 41 (pictured in June 2019)

Family: The singer, 41, shares sons Sonny, 16, Kit, 11, Ray, eight, Jesse, five, and two-year-old Mickey with musician husband Richard Jones, 41 (pictured in June 2019)

Tough: Speaking about how she managed to raise her family, while homeschooling, keeping home and entertaining the nation with her weekly kitchen disco, Sophie admitted: 'It was a nightmare'

Tough: Speaking about how she managed to raise her family, while homeschooling, keeping home and entertaining the nation with her weekly kitchen disco, Sophie admitted: ‘It was a nightmare’

The Take Me Home singer also spoke about the difficulty in trying to decipher what was a ‘normal, monosyllabic mood swing’ for a teenager and what was ‘something actually significant’ when trying to keep an eye on her son’s mental health, adding it ‘isn’t easy’.

But while Sophie muddled through the hardships of bringing up her brood in the pandemic, she admitted that she felt unsuccessful, while comparing herself to some parents who felt that the first lockdown was ‘easier’. 

She explained: ‘I don’t know how I’d do it on my own, I tried last year, it was a nightmare. Some parents I know found the first lockdown easier, but I felt like a complete failure.’

Struggles: 'I don't know how I'd do it on my own, I tried last year, it was a nightmare. Some parents I know found the first lockdown easier, but I felt like a complete failure'

Struggles: ‘I don’t know how I’d do it on my own, I tried last year, it was a nightmare. Some parents I know found the first lockdown easier, but I felt like a complete failure’

The entertainer says she and Richard – who manages the cooking and cleaning – have found the latest lockdown to be a lot smoother as restrictions allow for their nanny to help out for a few hours a day.

Sophie emphasised that their home needs a ‘minimum of two adults’ as two-year-old Mickey can’t be left ‘unsupervised’, and with four other sons needing her attention, no doubt the nanny is godsend. 

Despite her trials and tribulations of raising five boys in a pandemic, Sophie recently admitted that she hasn’t ruled out the ‘wacky’ idea of having a sixth child. 

'Wacky idea': Despite her trials and tribulations of raising five boys in a pandemic, Sophie recently admitted that she hasn't ruled out the 'wacky' idea of having a sixth child

‘Wacky idea’: Despite her trials and tribulations of raising five boys in a pandemic, Sophie recently admitted that she hasn’t ruled out the ‘wacky’ idea of having a sixth child

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