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Comeback girl Lily takes over Dermot's radio show

Chart star Lily Allen, who this week agreed her latest releases were "pop rubbish", has been signed up as a BBC Radio 2 DJ.

The 28-year-old (right) – who relaunched her pop career late last year after opting out of the spotlight for a number of years – is stepping in for Dermot O'Leary to host his regular weekend show.

She has recorded a three-hour show to be broadcast this Saturday as she gears up for the release of her third album Sheezus.

Allen said: "I've been a guest on Dermot's show loads of times, and I've been secretly plotting to take his place, so am very pleased I will have the studio all to myself."