"All the songs on the album are hugely emotional to me. Music and dance has been my world since the age of 14. I was dancing ballroom before Strictly was even a ghost of an idea. I had to be in work at 3am in a bakery and I would finish work and go straight to dance practice. I had holes in my shoes and absolutely no money but I'd stand in my one suit and a band would play one of these great classic songs and all my troubles would melt away and I would be in heaven.
"What I wanted to do with the album was to perform the songs I love in the absolute best way I possibly could. I was able to work with the best musicians, the best backing singers and wonderful performers like Connie Fisher who sings City of Stars."