Pixie Lott has joined the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

The pop star was unveiled this afternoon in a special Vine on Twitter as the eleventh celebrity to compete for the coveted glitterball trophy.

“I’m so excited to be doing Strictly, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” she said. “I always want to push myself as a performer so can’t wait to learn the routines.”

The news comes after a series of cryptic tweets sent by the singer to her 1.65 million followers, including “got something very special to reveal soon cats” and “So excited! Some news is coming, can’t wait to tell you!”

Lott joins Scott Mills, Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge, Mark Wright, Simon Webbe, Jake Wood and more on the upcoming twelfth series of the BBC1 dance contest.

The new series begins later this autumn with outgoing host Sir Bruce Forsyth confirmed to make an appearance during the first episode alongside this year’s co-presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

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WHILE other young pop singers are flashing their bums and smoking suspicious-looking roll-ups on stage, Pixie Lott’s image is as squeaky clean as a freshly-laundered designer dress – and as it happens, she has quite a few of those in her closet.

We visited Pixie in her East London pad and – as well as admiring her wardrobe – asked her all about what it’s like dating a Calvin Klein model, what she thinks about Miley and Rihanna’s antics, and how it really feels to receive bags full of ‘thank you’ gifts from Dolce & Gabbana (answer: pretty damn good).

Also, in this Sunday’s special Shopping Issue of Fabulous magazine, enjoy 110 new-season show-stoppers, plus find out how the Kardashian crew get their amazing figures, with our not-to-be-missed workout tips.

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Gorgeous Pixie Lott always looks immaculate and trendy, so we quizzed Bluewater’s style guru Clare Watson of Miss Dress on how to acquire the Chislehurst-born star’s look.

Clare told News Shopper: “Famed for channeling her inner 60’s siren, Pixie Lott knows how to blend cute colourful high street brands together with sharp high fashion.

“The retro flavour to her style shows aspiring tweens and teens that the eye is all in the detail to make an outfit really ‘pop’.”

She added: “While Pixie’s miniature frame makes it easy for her to pull off a multitude of shapes and styles, with her well co-ordinated accessories she is very clever at showing girls how to have fun with fashion.

“By using signature timeless black staple garments as her outfit base, she often plays around with bright accent colours that give her style a lot of sass and teach her little protégés how to spend their pocket money wisely.

“Pixie’s dress sense is easy to replicate as many of the high street giants use her unique style as inspiration for their own collections.”

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Pixie Lott hates her debut single.

The 23-year-old singer “can’t bear” having to perform ‘Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)’ – her 2009 breakthrough track – though she insists she is grateful the song put her on the path to success.

She said: “I can’t bear singing ‘Mama Do’. It was my first song and I’m so grateful for the success it brought me, but I must have sung it a million times now.”

 
The blonde star admits she pursued many routes to find fame, including auditioning for TV talent shows, and is “glad” she suffered so much rejection.

She said: “I’m glad I got rejected. When I was younger, I auditioned for adverts, TV shows, even dance shows at my school that I didn’t get, but it’s never smooth all the way through. Rejection toughens you up.”

Pixie is happy in her relationship with Oliver Cheshire, but tried to imagine they had split to inspire songs on her new self-titled album.

She told LOOK magazine: “Oliver has brought out so many feelings in me. He makes me so happy, but I’ve imagined what it would be like if we broke up – awful – and it inspired some of the ballads on the album, like ‘Break Up Song’.”

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As she considers her recently completed third album, Pixie Lott is filled with excitement as she relaxes in the top floor restaurant of a members’ club near her East London home.

The powerfully voiced blonde’s two albums to date – Turn It Up and Young Foolish Happy – have established her as an international star, but on the self-titled third release she’s focusing on the vintage soul that is her first love.

“It’s definitely been my favourite album to make,” Pixie, 23, says. “It’s my favourite type of music. My voice gets more room to breathe. I’ve worked with a smaller group of people, so I got to know everyone well.

“On the other albums, I’ve lived in LA for two months and every day there’d be a different person with different sounds, different writers and producers.

“It was hard to get a rhythm, but with this album there’s been a consistency throughout. It represents me more.”

A product of London’s Italia Conti stage school, Pixie’s talent shone from an early age, but she insists that personal control was always important.

“I was looking online for producers and managers from when I was 11,” she says. “When I signed my deal I was 15. My album didn’t come out until I was 18. I learned so much behind the scenes – I was definitely much more prepared.”

Although she was once a stand-in judge on The X Factor, Pixie never considered the talent show route.

“I always had something in the pipeline,” Pixie says. “But a lot of people don’t have a clue where to start. Those shows are great for people like that.”

Her new single Lay Me Down is a typically gutsy Pixie performance, with an accompanying video flaunting her curves in a bikini. Does she feel that with Miley and Rihanna setting the trend, there’s pressure for female
performers to be more revealing and explicit?

“There’s a lot of artists around expressing themselves in a risqué sort of way,” she says. “I don’t think there’s a pressure if you’re a new artist and want to stand there in a plain black dress. I don’t think people would think it weird.

“You don’t want to give a bad example – at the same time, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and I’m sure there are lots of young girls who feel like Miley Cyrus. They have the same personality and they look up to her because it’s how they want to express themselves as well.

“I do think she is in control and making her own decisions. I don’t think it’s her label or manager saying wear less or do this. I think it’s just who she is.”

Pixie has enjoyed her years of success in the company of her boyfriend of four years, male model Oliver Cheshire, who provides a boon both personal and musical.

“It’s been great,” Pixie says. “He’s my
first serious boyfriend and we’ve had loads of fun and good times.

“Before, when I was writing songs, I was imagining how things would be, but now I’ve had experience in a relationship I can write and relate to it so much better. It really helps with writing.

“I can’t think of anything
bad to say about him – he’s a good guy who has a great sense of humour.

“I really want to start a family – I am a big family person – but I’m just 23. I think there is so much we both want to do before we get to that.”

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This list was compiled by Nationally acclaimed NYC based singer-songwriter Leslie DiNicola. From time to time Leslie records cover songs and she noticed that there are a LOT of songs that were originally recorded by men. However, these women did a much better version.

There’s been a lot of talk in the media, lately, about women’s voices not being heard. It’s not a new story, but rather one that has been a topic of debate since the late 19th century. While times have, certainly, changed and undeniable progress has been made- it seems one indisputable factor has remained the same: women’s voices seem to be heard loudest when they echo a man’s. With that in mind, I decided to put together this list.

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BONUS 11. Pixie Lott – “Use Somebody” (Kings Of Leon)

Pixie Lott sends chills up your spine with her effortless crooning. Her acoustic approach to Use Somebody pulls the listener into an intimate space with the song- giving them a chance to actually hear and relate to the heartbreaking lyric.

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Katy B and The Vamps will be among the acts involved in CBBC’s The Big Performance this year.

The show is returning to CBBC for a third series later this summer, and will see The Choir‘s Gareth Malone challenging six of the UK’s most talented children to produce a performance that marks the centenary of the First World War.

Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard and Eliza Doolittle will also help the 11 to 13-year-olds with writing and performing a song that celebrates the memory of their ancestors, ahead of the finale on August 4.

Melissa Hardinge, executive producer for CBBC, said: ‘We are delighted that Gareth Malone is back on CBBC, inspiring a new group of children with this extraordinary songwriting challenge for the World War One anniversary.

“We hope that the series will encourage our young audience to trace their own family histories, and understand the importance of the international commemoration on August 4.”

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She was spotted among the many stars in Cannes during the film festival last month.

And now Pixie Lott has revealed exactly what she got up to in the South of France as she unveiled the official music video for her new single, Lay Me Down. The 23-year-old oozed old Hollywood glamour in the cinematic visual which sees the pretty blonde in various settings across the French city. Pixie puts her slender frame on display in an array of outfits including a red and white high-waisted bikini. The Mama Do singer croons passionately in the video as she cavorts aboard a yacht and takes a drive in a red convertible. She seemed to be channeling Bridget Bardot’s effortless class in one shot which saw the singer sitting atop a sun lounger with a large black hat on.

Pixie was excitement to reveal the new video as she tweeted: ‘It’s HERE! Watch the FULL #LayMeDown video on @VEVO so excited for you to see it!’.

And the starlet was spotted arriving in Manchester Piccadilly train station on the day of the video’s release. The pop starlet posed for pictures with fans as she made her way through the station in a casual ensemble. Teaming a grey jumper with black jeans, the singer added a pop of colour to the attire with a cute ice blue satchel. She shielded her eye with tortoiseshell shades while her blonde locks were left in natural beachy waves.

The single follows Top 10 UK hit, Nasty, which came out back in March and has garnered over 3.6 million views.

Lay Me Down will be available from July 27 while her new self-titled album in due in stores on August 4.

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