Ellie Goulding has revealed she turned to alcohol in a bid to become "more interesting" as she adjusted to life in the spotlight.

The 32-year-old singer said she would prepare for interviews by drinking - even before appearing on the BBC's Live Lounge, which is usually recorded in the morning.

Speaking on Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast, Goulding said: "I had to be a fake person to deal with the surreal situation I was in.

"Usually for me it involved alcohol. I assumed I couldn't be good enough, smart, funny, or crazy enough to be with certain people without it.

"Live Lounges used to be most nerve-wracking, I even drank before those, I swear to God."

"I would say, 'Right, I've got to drink this morning because I've got this interview and I don't really know how to answer the questions, because I don't really know who I am any more.'

"I thought drinking would at least make me a bit more funny, or interesting."

However Goulding, insists she never had an alcohol problem and said she "could go months without a drink".

"I wasn't an alcoholic," she said. "I could go months without a drink, too."

Goulding, who released her debut album Lights in 2010, also said she had been in therapy in a bid to deal with anger issues.

She revealed her marriage to Caspar Jopling in August has helped sooth the anger.

"When I met Caspar, this anger thing just went away," she said. "At first it didn't. I did that thing we all do when we first meet someone you really like and you... don't possibly show any of your bad traits.

She added: "With Caspar I instantly felt calmer." 

For more music news, click here