The Silent Lily Allen

Once one of the music world's most prolific bloggers, the singer recently declared her conversion to become a "neo-Luddite".

She explained: "I just had this revelation that Facebook, blogging, all those things were becoming a total addiction. I'd be with my boyfriend or my mum and they'd have just got half of me.

"So I put my BlackBerry, my laptop, my iPod in a box and that's the end. I won't use email, I play records on vinyl, I don't blog. I've got more time, more privacy. We've ended up in this world of unreal communications and I don't want that. I want real life back."

In an interview with Grazia magazine, the 24-year old also said she had managed to overcome a reliance on alcohol. "When I started out, I'd drink four cans of cider on stage because I needed the confidence not to be judged. But getting off my head got me into trouble - I didn't understand why I couldn't be like Liam Gallagher just because I was a girl. Now I'm happy being more of a lady," she said.

She added that she is happier with her body image. "I'm just over the whole body thing. I honestly don't care any more. I'll never be teeny tiny like Cheryl Cole or Dannii Minogue, but I've stopped comparing myself. Put my next to the average British woman and I'm fine... I've still got a big bum and thighs, but they're the parts of my body my boyfriend is always gravving. I've lost that obsession and paranoia, thank God."