Ellie Goulding shares wardrobe secret for performing while suffering from stomach bug

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 22:  Singer Ellie Goulding performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Ellie Goulding confessed she wore leather shorts with a 'poo trapdoor' while suffering from a stomach bug. (Getty Images)

Ellie Goulding has revealed she once performed at a festival in shorts with a "poo trapdoor" while suffering from a stomach bug and used a backstage litter tray.

The Burn singer made the embarrassing confession on music panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks when probed by host Greg Davies about her performance at California music festival Coachella in 2014.

Goulding, 34, said: "It wasn't really an accident – it could have been an accident. The last time I played Coachella, I had a stomach bug. I thought that something could happen downstairs."

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She went on: "There was talk about me wearing an adult [nappy]. I was wearing leather shorts – look, it's not going to go anywhere!

INDIO, CA - APRIL 22:  Singer Ellie Goulding performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Ellie Goulding performing in leather shorts at Coachella in 2016. (Getty Images)

"It's not going to soak up in the leather – it's just going to come out. So it just so happened to be the design included a zip all the way around so I could just run off and... Fine, I had a poo trapdoor."

The Flux singer went on to reveal that a rock band who may have been Kings of Leon, who were also performing at the festival, kept a cat litter tray backstage to urinate in – which she admitted she was forced to relieve herself in.

Goulding: "But, it just so happened a band, I think it was Kings of Leon, I can't remember – they had a cat litter which they used to pee in with other humans."

Greg Davies is in the host's chair for the rebooted series of music-based panel show 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'. (Sky)
Greg Davies is in the host's chair for the rebooted series of music-based panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. (Sky)

Never Mind The Buzzcocks – which previously ran on BBC Two – has been revived by Sky with comedian Greg Davies as host and Noel Fielding and This Country's Daisy May Cooper as team captains.

Goulding – who is a guest on the latest episode – was a big fan of the gameshow.

When the BBC announced the end of the show in 2015, she tweeted: "Can't believe Never Mind the Buzzcocks is ending. The Simon Amstell era was some of the funniest s**t I've ever seen."

The Love Me Like You Do singer and her art dealer husband Caspar Jopling became parents in May this year to son Arthur Ever Winter.

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Goulding married Jopling in August 2019 at a star-studded wedding ceremony in York Minster after announcing their engagement in 2018.

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