Lady Gaga has not yet met her idol David Bowie but asks herself every morning, "What would Bowie do?"

Speaking to Alan Carr on Chatty Man, Gaga said, "I have not met him yet, it's okay, you know I'm such a big fan that it's kind of this weird amazing thing that I haven't met him yet.

"He's sort of like an alien prince, he still runs my universe as well, like, every morning I wake up and I think, 'What would Bowie do?' But I guess for him it was a sense of perfection. These things he created, it was self expression for him but also a sense of protection for who he personally is as David."

She continued, "And for me, this is a sense of protection, I'm not really protecting myself actually because myself is who you see every day, and my inability to rest in one soul is just who I am.

"I've just always kind of thought life's too short to wear one hat, and I don't know if it makes me crazy or not, but it's just the way the f***ing cookie crumbles in my house."

You can see Lady Gaga on Chatty Man tonight on Channel 4 from 10pm where she will perform her new single Do What U Want.