Sophie Ellis-Bextor feels old.

The 31-year-old pop star - who shot to fame aged 15 as a member of indie group Theaudience - is always made aware of her advancing years when she meets her teenage fans, but insists it doesn't upset her too much.

Sophie - who has two children, Sonny, five, and 14-month-old Kit Valentine, with her husband, The Feeling guitarist Richard Jones - said: "When I talk to teenagers I do feel older. Richard and I both feel like we've done so much growing up since we've been together. But there are a lot of perks to getting older."

Despite getting older, the 'Bittersweet' singer insists she feels more confident now she is in her thirties than a decade ago.

She added: "It's hard to feel comfortable in your own skin when you're younger. I think you get that knowledge when you've had highs and lows - stuff that only comes with getting older."