Glee star Lea Michele has revealed that her debut album will not include cover songs.

Speaking to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, the 26-year-old actress, explained that she is “so excited” about releasing her own music.

Michele said: "It's funny because I get asked a lot if I'm doing covers. If you think that there are actually covers that we haven't done on Glee that I could then put on an album... We've done everything! Pretty soon we're just going to have to start doing opera and stuff on the show."

She added: "No, it's all original pop music [on my album] and I'm really, really excited about it."

Lea further admitted that while she loves being in the studio, she has had a few mishaps already, saying: "I put my feet up to take a nice little lunch break and one of the managers had their dog, and the dog jumped up on my lap. He went over to pick up the dog and the dog peed all over me.

"Which wouldn't have been so bad - I wiped it off - but because I didn't wipe off the spray tan yet it left pee streaks all over my legs!"

Lea Michele was named as the new face of L'Oréal Paris in September.