Sophie Ellis-Bextor's stalker texts

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 June 2009
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's stalker texts

'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed one of the songs on her new album was inspired by "creepy" text messages sent by a stalker

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has a stalker.

The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer has revealed one of the songs on her new album 'Another Love' is about the man who has been sending her "creepy" text messages in the middle of the night for years.

The 30-year-old star said: "One of the really dancey songs on the album is all about a stalker I had. He sends me texts now and then, sometimes late at night.

"They put the whole lyrics to one of my songs in a text which was pretty unnerving and quite annoying as well. So there's a song about that.

"I do also get phone calls with a load of drunk people laughing in the background and then they hang up. That's pretty annoying as well."

But Sophie - who has two children Sonny, five, and Kit, four months, with husband Richard Jones - would only change her phone number if the stalker started physically threatening her family.

She added to music website "I think if they knew where I lived and started making comments like, 'I saw you leave you're house at 9.59.' That would unnerve me.

"But really, all of the annoyance is a very small price to pay to be able to have a career in music. I don't feel too encumbered."

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