Sophie Ellis-Bextor is taking a new role in her stride after stepping in as the new face - and legs - of Pretty Polly.

The long-limbed former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has signed up to front, and add her design skills, to the autumn-winter collection during her stint with the hosiery brand.

The Murder On The Dancefloor singer follows figures such as Jade Jagger, Jemma Kidd, Jamelia and Jessie J as a Pretty Polly model.

Ellis-Bextor will launch a series of designs over the coming months including a new collection called Flirty.

She said she felt privileged to be involved, adding: "Tights have always been a staple part of my wardrobe both on stage and off - I love the way they can change or update an outfit."

The company said the new range had strong influences drawn from Ellis-Bextor's "vintage and folkloric styling".