Singer Rita Ora has pulled out of a planned appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show this week after telling fans she was "deeply sorry for breaking the rules" by hosting a birthday bash during lockdown in the UK.

The singer was due to be part of the chat show's line-up this week but has cancelled after she issued an apology for celebrating her 30th birthday with "a small gathering" of friends and a restaurant in London. 

British police confirmed that officers had been called to an address in Notting Hill, West London, over the weekend amid an alleged breach of Covid regulations.

In a post on her Instagram story, Ora said: "Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.

"It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK...

"I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.

"This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment."