Lily Allen no longer working on Bridget Jones musical soundtrack

The singer said she was 'out of the picture'

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Lily Allen’s soundtrack for the Bridget Jones musical has been axed, the singer has revealed.

The “Hard Out Here” singer had recorded a number of tracks for a West End production based on the popular book and film about the diary of a self-proclaimed spinster.

But the score has reportedly been pulled at the request of author Helen Fielding.

Allen, 29, told The Sun: “I wrote some great music for it but Helen Fielding wants to go back and write a whole new story.

“It’s been a long-term project and I was happy to do my bit but I’m now out of the picture.”

Allen has worked on songs for the forthcoming musical over the past two years, including the track “Yummy” – a song about her fridge that she uploaded to SoundCloud.  

 

But Allen said she has not given up hope of working in the West End.

“I’ve had two companies come to me and say, ‘Have you got ideas?,” she told the newspaper.

“They want me to find a movie that I think could adapt well and I do have some ideas that I think would work. So my work may make it to the West End yet.”

Earlier this month Allen criticised Radio One after management dropped her music from the playlist.

“The truth is nobody knows what the f**k they're doing,” she told PressPlay during an interview session posted via YouTube.

She added that she thought her album Sheezus wasn’t exactly a “triumph”, and “couldn’t wait” to get back in the studio.

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