Winehouse to perform on Strictly Come Dancing

By Jessica Elgot, October 6, 2009
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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is set to perform live on Strictly Come Dancing, as a backing singer for her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.

The singer, 26, has signed Dionne up to her own record label, Lioness Records, and the BBC show will see her debut her new single Mama Said.

Winehouse said: “Dionne is so much better than I was at her age. I’m so proud. She’s my number one.”
Bromfield spoke of her excitement at singing with her godmother.

She said: "Amy and I both love Strictly Come Dancing.

"I watch it every single Saturday, so it was brilliant to find out I'll be on TV for the first time singing on one of my favourite shows."

Mark Linsey, BBC controller of entertainment commissioning said: "We are delighted to showcase the television debut of Dionne Bromfield on Strictly Come Dancing.

"Dionne is an exceptional new talent and it will be an extra special event for our viewers to see her perform alongside Amy Winehouse, an artist we have been looking to book on the show for some time."

    Last updated: 2:21pm, October 6 2009