British singer Lily Allen has blamed the stress of her failed chat show for her recent weight gain.
The Smile hitmaker's TV debut, Lily Allen and Friends, was deemed a flop after it failed to attract high enough ratings, with its first episode only drawing 255,000 viewers - just two per cent of the potential U.K. audience.
And the 22-year-old insists the stress of keeping audiences interested has made her dramatically gain weight.
She says, "I don't look great at all. I've put on so much weight with all the stress of my TV show. I'm glad it's over.
"Now the show is over I am sure I will lose some weight, just naturally as well as exercising in the gym twice a week."
Allen - who championed curvy women when launching a high street clothes line to rival model Kate Moss' last year (07) - is desperate for a quick fix.
She adds, "I hate fat tummies so I hope it goes by summer."