Sophie Ellis-Bextor thinks her features "floated around" her face until she was 18.

The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer felt "weird-looking" throughout her childhood and adolescence, and only started to feel comfortable in her own skin when she'd left school.

The 30-year-old star explained: "I think when I was about 13 or 14, I felt like this face with all these features just floating around on it, unsure of where to stop. It just wasn't a happy time. I looked weird."

Her looks weren't the only thing Sophie had trouble dealing with in her teenage years - she was also socially awkward.

She said: "Being a teenager is really hard work. I did have friends, and luckily a lot of my girlfriends now are the same ones I've known since I was 11 and so we've remained pretty close.

"But teenage years are just awkward. I remember girls around me being slimmer, prettier, and going out with boys. I didn't really feel like I'd found my own space until I was 17 or 18."

When it comes to her own children Sonny, five, and Kit, four months, with husband Richard Jones, Sophie just wants them to feel loved.

She added to Heat radio: "I just want to give my children a happy childhood really. Their future is not about being my child, is it? It's about doing whatever they want to do."