It will focus on mothers and their careers...

Lockdown disco queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor has confirmed plans for new podcast Spinning Plates.

The singer caught the attention of the nation with her IG Live kitchen discos during lockdown, managing to put a smile on our faces with her familial exuberance.

Having balanced seven albums and five sons over the past 15 or so years, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has become adapt at switching between two roles - performer and mother.

New podcast Spinning Plates elucidates on this, with each one hour episode featuring Sophie in conversation with a special guest.

The list spans entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, CEO’s, musicians and chefs, including Fearne Cotton, Thomasina Miers, Candice Brathwaite, Caitlin Moran and Sophie’s own mother (former Blue Peter presenter) Janet Ellis.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor comments: "I love being a working mother, but I find it really tricky to balance my job and my home life. Raising a family is amazing, but I don’t always know how to find the balance between home and realising my own dreams. It can get really ridiculous trying to do both - never more so than during lockdown!"

"The kitchen discos we broadcast during the 2 and a half months of total lockdown were like a metaphor for the inside of my head, with me trying to sing a song then stopping to answer a kid about what we’re having for supper.”

"Chatting to all these incredible, inspiring women for my podcast has been fascinating. It’s so interesting finding out how everyone has their own way of dealing with the challenges of motherhood and ambition. I talk about it with my girlfriend’s all the time anyway, so it’s been wonderful to have the podcast as a way to be legitimately nosey!"

"I thank every single one of the women I’ve spoken to for their honestly, their good humour and their generosity. I think they will help every working mum out there know we are all in it together."

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