British singer Paloma Faith has revealed that she would like to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hit maker said she has not been asked to compete in the BBC One show, but has always wanted to learn how to tango.

Asked on The Jonathan Ross Show if she has been approached by Strictly, the 39-year-old said: "No, I really want to be on. I used to be a dancer. I really hate dancing now. So that's why I want to do it, as I really like torturing myself. There'd be loads of masochism in doing it."

The singer-songwriter and actress added: "But I used to be really obsessed by salsa dancing when I was young, maybe 17. I used to go five nights a week and still make it into college the next morning... I've always wanted to learn to tango."

Faith released her fifth album, Infinite Things, late last year, and recently gave birth to her second child.

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The London-born singer had her first child, a daughter, with her long-term boyfriend, French artist Leyman Lahcine, in December 2016, and her second, also a girl, in February after six rounds of IVF.

She told Ross on his ITV show: "My baby's now 11 weeks old and I have been posting a lot on social media about my feelings - I think a lot of women share those feelings. It's been quite moving hearing what a lot of people have to say about during the pregnancy and post-partum.

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"This is actually the second bit of work I've done since giving birth. There's loads of stuff going on with that - returning to work, feeling guilty, I keep texting everyone saying 'Is she OK? Had enough milk?' I was pumping backstage - the reality is hardcore. It took them two hours to make me look like this."

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The Jonathan Ross Show airs on Virgin Media One Monday at 10pm.