Ellie Goulding has described her career as a rollercoaster and said she never knew she would be a professional singer.

The Burn hitmaker told Digital Spy: "It's sort of been a rollercoaster for me, but [I've ended up] in a good place."

She continued: "I never knew I was going to be a singer. In the beginning it was all kind of uncertain. It took me at least a year to just play and sing at the same time, so that in itself took a lot of graft."