Comic and actress Miranda Hart has said that she struggled with fame but is now "much happier and more confident".

In an interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, Hart told interviewer Kirsty Young:  "I think I got to a point a year ago possibly when it was all a bit too much."

Hart continued: "It was quite lonely and I was struggling and that's when I did the documentary about Eric Morecambe and I thought is it worth it because you're not doing it for yourself, you're doing it for an audience and are they out there laughing and is comedy a noble, worthwhile career?

"So that was the key question I would have asked Eric and I hoped he would say, 'Yes, it was worth it'."

Hart added: "Then you find ways to manage your life that mean you're not in that place, which I'm not now, and I'm much happier and more confident and celebratory about what I've achieved, and feel it's fine as a woman to be confident and pat myself on the back."