British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is nursing a bruised foot after a dance performance went wrong.

The Murder on the Dancefloor hitmaker is currently starring as a contestant on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing Tv show and she narrowly escaped breaking a bone while rehearsing in front of her son, Sonny.

The star, who is mother to three boys, took to to explain how she injured herself after slamming into her 17-month-old boy Ray's cot.

She writes, "I thought I'd broken a bone in my foot demonstrating one of my dance moves to Sonny last night. I collided with Ray's cot... It's not broken, just bruised. I am an idiot though."