Pop beauty Sophie Ellis-Bextor is pregnant with her first child, months after meeting her new lover Richard Jones.

The MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR singer met Jones four months ago after splitting with her boyfriend of six years ANDY BOYD - who was also her manager.

Now Sophie, 24, is already planning to fill her house in London's trendy Notting Hill district with many more children.

The delighted singer says, "I've always wanted to be a mum and Richard and I are really excited. We're looking forward to starting a family."

A pal adds, "It's what she's wanted for ages and she also knows that it's with just the right person. She and Richard were made to be with each other. She's so in love with him and couldn't be happier.

"They now plan to enjoy a long life together - with a lot more kids."

01/12/2003 02:13