Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced that she is pregnant with her third child.

The Murder On The Dance Floor singer and her husband Richard Jones of The Feeling are already parents to Sonny, 7, and Kit, 2.

Taking to her Twitter page this afternoon Ellis-Bextor wrote: "I am having another baby. Due in Spring. A little brother or sister for Sonny and Kit. Family e-b-jones are happy and excited. It's a lovely thing."

However, the singer reassured fans that her baby joy would not halt work on her fifth studio album saying: "By the way, work on album 5 continues as usual."

The mum-to-be added: "In fact, I now have a deadline! In the studio as we speak."