BBC TV presenter and radio DJ Fearne Cotton has claimed she was blanked several times by Lily Allen at last night's Brit Awards.

 The stunned 32-year-old told BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw that Allen avoided her "five times" at the London event.

"Lily Allen blanked me last night. Five times. She blanked me 5 times in a row," Cotton insisted.

She added: "I don't hate her. I got on with her really well last time she was here. We were in a great place. We talked about the kids. 

"So I thought, 'Oh, I'll say hi at the Brits.' [But] she looked through me like a pane of glass.

"And she blanked [my boyfriend] Jesse [Wood]. You know my boyfriend is the nicest guy in the world . . . blanked."

In response, Lily Allen has taken to Twitter to deny that she snubbed Cotton.

"I did not blank you. That is simply not true. I didn't see you or your husband," Allen wrote, adding: "Why couldn't you just come over [and] say hi yourself?"