Australian singer Delta Goodrem begged an air crew to turn a plane around, so she could pick up a diary she had left in an airport terminal.

The BORN TO TRY star lied to staff on the flight - which had yet to take off from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates - and pretended she needed vital exam papers.

And she was stunned when they agreed and turned the taxiing plane around.

She says, "The air hostess assumed it was study papers for an exam. I was too embarrassed to tell the truth."