Ol' alabaster-skinned pointyface is back...

SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR has announced details of a UK tour for 2003.

The singer will start her tour in Grimsby (January 16) and play shows throughout January and February, concluding at the London Hammersmith Apollo (February 5).

The tour calls at: Grimsby Auditorium (January 16)

Preston Guildhall (17)

Newcastle City Hall (23)

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (24)

Sheffield City Hall (25)

Liverpool Royal Court Theatre (27)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (28)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (29)

Cardiff International Arena (31)

Manchester Apollo Theatre (February 1)

Plymouth Pavilions (2)

Brighton Centre (4)

London Hammersmith Apollo (5)

For tickets, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663, or [url=]click here.