Amy Winehouse's dad Mitch gets woken up by his late daughter's spirit with an ''electric impulse'' shooting through his body at night.

The 'Rehab' hitmaker would have celebrated her 35th birthday today (14.09.18), and her parent has opened up about how he is often visited by the late star - who died at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011 - which is a ''wonderful feeling'', though he admits it is ''frightening''.

Appearing on UK TV show 'Loose Women', he revealed:

''She's not gone, she's with me all the time. Lovely spiritual stuff. She comes to me a lot and my and dad do, It's not an electrical shock because it's not shocking ... It's the most wonderful feeling of knowing that somebody is there. I say to Amy, 'Don't wake me up in the middle of the night please.' It's a bit frightening because it's like an electric impulse in my body.''

The swing singer also admitted that he gets annoyed when people think Amy died from a drugs overdose, as he claims the 'Valerie' singer was off drugs for three years, and it was just a tragedy that a relapse into alcoholism killed her.

He said: ''What people don't realise about Amy is she was clear of drugs for three years. A lot of people think she died of a drugs overdose, right? Well she didn't, she was clear of drugs for three years. Some people say, 'Well what's the difference?' She died of alcohol poisoning.''

He also says that Amy was working towards sobriety and that it was only the last two days of her life that she abused booze heavily.

He said: ''The last year-and-a-half of her life there were large periods where she didn't drink. The last six weeks of her life, five weeks and five nights she didn't drink. And the last two days, she drank an awful lot and that is what caused the alcohol poisoning.

''She was dealing with her addictions, she was actively working with her addictions. She was moving towards sobriety.''

In the wake of her death, Mitch set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation which works to help young people struggling with substance abuse and the homeless.