Ellie Goulding has insisted that she and her boyfriend Skrillex are 'absolutely not' like Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence.

'I read someone comparing our relationship to when Kylie met Michael Hutchence but it's not like that - drugs etc', she told The Sun in an interview. 'It's absolutely not that. I did all that stuff when I was young. I've always been bright and I'm sensible enough now to not be so easily influenced by someone.' The singer, who rose to fame with her hit cover of Elton John's 'Your Song', admitted that she wasn't always so sensible. 'I've always been an absolute rebel. When I was in my teen years I had piercings and wore all black. I smoked and drank and did what all my mates did around me', she confessed, adding, 'I was never a 'sensible one'.'

In fact, the 25-year-old says that Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore) is actually influenced by her rather than the other way round. 'I read somewhere that I made him feel more secure', she said. '[People] ask if I've copied his hair too but I had mine first!'

There have also been rumours that her new album 'Halycon' is about their relationship, but Goulding insists that it is about her ex-boyfriend Radio 1 DJ Greg James who says is 'fine' about her writing songs about it admitting that they are still friends.