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Singer Lily Allen hits out at 'botoxed idiots' on showbiz scene

Pop star Lily Allen has attacked today's showbiz scene, saying it was full of fake and "sterile f****** Botoxed idiots."

The singer, 28, who retired from music four years ago, also said she had felt bullied by people who she had counted as friends when she became pregnant.

Lily Allen has spoken out about her negative experiences in the showbiz circle. Credit: Press Association

She told Esquire magazine: "I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.

"There's a way that those people survive, and it's not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.

Allen, who returned to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, said of her new outlook on life: "I feel very lucky. I couldn't ask for much more really. And actually I'm not really asking for much more."