Lily Allen vows to keep writing
Lily Allen has vowed to continue writing songs, following her hat-trick of gongs at the Ivor Novello Awards.
The Fear songstress, who said she would be 'retiring' from music to focus on her new fashion venture, "was blown away" when she won three awards, including Songwriter Of The Year with partner Greg Kurstin, and Best Song at the London ceremony.
Asked if the wins have made her reconsider retiring from performing, she said backstage: "Not really", before adding: "I'm still writing - it makes me want to keep writing."
Lily reckons she may be more in demand now as a songwriter, following her three gongs.
"I wonder if my writing fee goes up as a result of today - we'll see," she joked.
The 25-year-old previously hinted she wanted to write for Lady Gaga.
"I think she's pretty good at doing it for herself but I don't know, I'm sure some people will call now," she added.
Lily found herself overwhelmed with tears by the new additions to her mantelpiece.
"I think for me, what has made me feel sort of emotional about it, is that there's so much written about the other stuff and not really ever about the songs," she explained. "It's hard to justify all that attention without people going 'Well done, you're quite good at writing songs' and so now they have done that and I feel good about it."