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'Solid start' for Lily Allen show
Lily Allen
The first instalment of Lily Allen's chat show went out on Tuesday
Pop star Lily Allen's first show on BBC Three attracted an audience of 255,000.

A spokeswoman for the digital channel said Lily Allen and Friends had got off to a "solid start" and performed "really well" with the 16-34 age group.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr and comic David Mitchell joined Allen to face questions sent in from viewers via the internet.

The singer, who suffered a miscarriage last month, has denied that some audience members walked out of the recording because they were bored.

"Due to it being the first show we've done we ran over a little," she wrote on her blog.

'Back to normality'

"Naturally a small number of the audience had to catch the last trains back to wherever they came from.

"Standing in a hot studio for two hours watching fluff my lines is not my idea of fun but they seemed to enjoy it," she added.

Friday's recording was one of Allen's first public appearances since losing the baby she had been expecting with boyfriend Ed Simons.

According to her blog, the 22-year-old is "trying to get back to normality after what has been a rocky start to the year".

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