Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to perform Murder on the Dancefloor in front of Barry Keoghan at the BAFTA Awards after actor’s iconic Saltburn dance turned it into a streaming smash

Sophie Ellie-Bextor is set to take to the stage at the 2024 BAFTAs to perform her hit single Murder On The Dance Floor in front of Saltburns’ Barry Keoghan.

The singer will perform her 2001 hit on February 18 at London’s Royal Festival Hall in front of the actor who danced naked to the single during his latest film.

Barry will star at the awards opposite the likes of Bradley Cooper, Cillian Murphy, Colman Domingo, Teo Yoo and Paul Giametti.

Sophie’s hit, released 23 years ago, features in the finale of Emerald Fennell’s much-talked-about film, when main character Oliver – played by Barry – dances naked to the song.

The film’s popularity – with the dance scene trending on social media – saw Murder On The Dancefloor in the top five most played tracks in the world earlier this month.

Sophie Ellie-Bextor is set to take to the stage at the 2024 BAFTAs to perform her hit single Murder On The Dance Floor in front of Saltburns' Barry Keoghan

Sophie Ellie-Bextor is set to take to the stage at the 2024 BAFTAs to perform her hit single Murder On The Dance Floor in front of Saltburns’ Barry Keoghan

The singer will perform her 2001 hit at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 18 in front of the actor who danced naked to the single during his latest film.

The singer will perform her 2001 hit at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 18 in front of the actor who danced naked to the single during his latest film.

After hearing Murder On The Dancefloor live, Saltburn director Emerald, 38, was convinced it was the right song to use in her movie smash – not least because the lyrics fit the script of the film.

Murder On The Dance Floor hitting the charts again recently landed her a lucrative new deal with her old record label.

She will also perform the track at this year’s BRIT Awards.

Sources close to Sophie say she ‘can’t believe’ her comeback and are said to be ‘super excited’ to belt out the song at the event in March.

A music industry insider told MailOnline: ‘Sophie will be appearing at the awards this year, it’s amazing to think she’s not in her prime, but she is now all these years later.

‘It’s a real step back in time moment, but it will also be one that organizers think will be very popular with audiences of all ages thanks to Saltburn.

‘Youngsters won’t remember it the first time and older people will love the memories. Sophie is just as excited about it.’

Sophie’s Murder on the Dancefloor was nominated for Best British Song in 2001 and a year later she was shortlisted for British Female Solo Artist and again in 2004, but she has never performed at the ceremony.

She and her husband Richard Jones were guests at the event last year.

Barry will star at the awards opposite the likes of Bradley Cooper, Cillian Murphy, Colman Domingo, Teo Yoo and Paul Giametti.

Barry will star at the awards opposite the likes of Bradley Cooper, Cillian Murphy, Colman Domingo, Teo Yoo and Paul Giametti.