Lily Allen’s new TV talk show got off to a disastrous start after one third of the studio audience walked out complaining of boredom.
Over 150 fans selected from the singer's MySpace 'friends' were invited to attend the taping of Lily Allen and Friends at Pinewood Studios on Friday.
However, a large number of 'Friends' failed to stick around as 22-year-old singer struggled to read handwritten cue cards after a teleprompter broke.
One attendee said: "Everyone really, really wanted it to work for Lily. She is such a lovely person but all the jokes fell flat and she seemed very nervous.
"It just did not work. I do think she's got a nice voice but she didn't sing at all. I think everyone was expecting she would."
And the ‘celebrity’ guests seemed equally unimpressed with the show.
After showing footage of various animals having sex, actor Cuba Gooding Jr commented, "I don't know what's sicker, animals having sex or you clapping."