Ellie Goulding says she 'drank alcohol in bid to become more interesting'

Ellie Goulding has opened up about her alcohol issues [Image: SplashNews.com]

Ellie Goulding has admitted that she turned to alcohol in a bid to become "more interesting".

The 32-year-old singer said that she struggled to adjust to her new found fame and would prepare for interviews by drinking - even before appearing on the BBC's Live Lounge, which is usually recorded in the morning.

Ellie opened up to Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast, saying: "I had to be a fake person to deal with the surreal situation I was in."

"Usually for me it involved alcohol. I assumed I couldn't be good enough, smart, funny, or crazy enough to be with certain people without it.”

"Live Lounges used to be most nerve-wracking, I even drank before those, I swear to God.

"I would say, 'Right, I've got to drink this morning because I've got this interview and I don't really know how to answer the questions, because I don't really know who I am anymore.”

"I thought drinking would at least make me a bit funnier, or interesting."

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Ellie Goulding has had therapy for her anger issues [Image: SplashNews.com]

However, Ellie, who performed at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding reception, insists she never had an alcohol problem.

"I wasn't an alcoholic," she said. "I could go months without a drink, too."

Ellie, who released her debut album Lights in 2010, also said she had been in therapy in a bid to deal with anger issues.

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She revealed that her anger problem was soothed after she married old Etonian Caspar Jopling in August.

Ellie said: "When I met Caspar, this anger thing just went away

"At first it didn't. I did that thing we all do when we first meet someone you really like and you... don't possibly show any of your bad traits.

She added: "With Caspar I instantly felt calmer."

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