Singer Lily Allen, who is currently in a relationship with Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons, has suffered a miscarriage.

A representative for the 22-year-old star confirmed the sad news to The Sun.

A statement said: "We can confirm that Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage."

The statement continued: "She and her partner Ed Simons will be making no further comment and we ask that their privacy be respected during this difficult time."

Allen confirmed before Christmas that she was expecting her first child.