Singer Amy Winehouse is set to appear as a guest on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The paper reports that Winehouse is set to perform live on the show in September – as a backing singer for her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.

The teenager will sing her debut single on the show, accompanied by Winehouse and the professional dancers.

“She’ll do anything to help Dionne become a huge success, and Strictly was just too big an opportunity for them to not take,” a source told the paper.

“Obviously everybody’s extremely nervous about the appearance but the team are confident Amy could make it work and really do some good for Dionne. She’s promised to not mess it up on the night.

“Strictly have made it a priority to sign Amy and will stop at nothing to have her. X Factor have upped their game with the likes of Madonna and Robbie Williams in talks. So bagging Amy would be a real coup.”

Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to screens in mid-September.