Amy Winehouse to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

Back on the telly: Amy Winehouse will appear on BBC 1 this Saturday.
Back on the telly: Amy Winehouse will appear on BBC 1 this Saturday. (Image credit: Gideon Mendel/Corbis)

The BBC has announced that Amy Winehouse will perform on this Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing, singing backing vocals for her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.

Winehouse revealed in January that 13-year old Bromfield would be the first signing to her new label Lioness Records. The young singer is now set to release an album of soul covers.

Saturday's performance will be of Mama Said, previously a hit for The Shirelles in 1961. Commenting on the announcement, Bromfield enthused: "Amy and I both love Strictly Come Dancing. I watch it every single Saturday, so it was brilliant to find out I'll be on TV for the first time singing on one of my favourite shows."

Winehouse, meanwhile, is full of praise for her goddaughter: "The first time I heard Dionne sing, I couldn't believe what I was hearing... such an amazing voice from such a young girl... she's so much better than I was at her age. I'm just so proud of her."

The Back To Black star has performed only once in the UK during the last 12 months - as a special guest of, err, The Specials at this summer's V Festival.

Ben Rogerson
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