Sophie Ellis-Bextor breaks Guinness World Record with largest ever disco

The singer was joined by nearly 600 festival-goers at Camp Bestival for the record attempt

Sophie Ellis-Bextor can now add “Guinness World Record holder” to her list of accomplishments as she set a new record at the weekend.

The singer was performing at Camp Bestival in Dorset this weekend when she started the largest disco dance with the help of festival-goers.

As 598 people danced to Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’, Guinness World Record adjudicators Jack Brockbank and Anouk de Timary verified the official count before confirming that the record had been beaten by over 274 people.

Speaking of the record-breaking disco, Ellis-Bextor told The Sun: “From my own Kitchen Disco to a fully-fledged all-sequin disco extravaganza in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle, I am so thrilled to have played a sparkling part in helping Camp Bestival achieve the official Guinness World Record.”

Not only was the world record attempt successful but they also managed to raise funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust while doing so.

Ellis-Bextor and her husband Richard Jones brightened our days during lockdown with their Kitchen Disco series on Instagram which saw them turn their living room into a dancefloor.

Last year, the pair raised over £1million in a 24-hour dance marathon for Children In Need.