Not all my shoes are designer. In terms of clothes, everything is on the same level for me. If I like it, it doesn't matter if it cost £200 or £2. I'm attracted to things rather than labels.
I'm the messiest person I know.
I'm big in Russia, but no one's quite sure why.
When I first started out, I got criticism for the way I looked. I think, now, it's a good thing because, why would you want to look like everyone else?
Turning the thermostat down is something that I do pretty reluctantly. I like to be able to walk around in whatever I fancy at home.
I'm a sucker for sad disco pop.
I get really frustrated if people don't smile.
In real life, I'm not super-posh but if that's the stereotype, I really don't care. It could be worse.
A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport.
Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky.
I must confess I knew very little about the trance scene, I'm more house and commercial dance but it was really interesting and different.
I'm always sticking up for other people.
I try my hardest not to read reviews.
I'm happy that I have a look, but I don't over-analyse whether or not it's beautiful or ugly.
I'm a little bit allergic to the whole brand thing to be honest but maybe it's just happening around me and I'm not really aware of it.
My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, you can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.
I started my music career at 18 and for a long while I let other people handle my affairs.
When it comes to my family I never quite know how protective I have to be, or what I should or shouldn't say.
I'm too frightened of confrontation, so I will always tip - even if the service has been really shoddy.
Also, I think women really come into their own in their 30s.
You have to apply yourself because you'll never get a better opportunity than the one you have right now. Having said that, people know by now if they like me or not. I don't need to prove anything.
I don't know why people think I'm polished - I often leave the house with buttons missing and ladders in my tights.
Now when I say Sophie Ellis-Bextor I feel that's not really me because that's become this entity from doing the gigs and the shows and the make-up contracts and whatever else.
Trust your instincts: they tend to see you right. By listening to them, at least you can sleep at night.
I don't want to sound like an old grandmother but actually it's quite nice when you get up early and then, by the time it gets to 10am, you're quite perky and already quite switched on.
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