‘I just feel a bit like “why do I think I’m entitled to look younger than I am?” I am 40. I don’t actually want to look younger than I am, I just want to look like a good version of where I’m at. For me, botox would not be the path to looking like a good version of me now. I don’t really mind if my friends or people I meet think “oh she looks her age.” That doesn’t freak me out. I just think “well, yeah, that’s as it should be.”‘
Singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor joins me on this episode to discuss her work and home life, including how she balances having five children with performing, realising that fake tan just didn’t suit her, how she approached that huge burst of fame in her early 20s, and the joys of Julie Andrews, Grease, Elvis, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.