Presenter spotted Lily's talent early on

George Lamb has revealed that he was briefly Lily Allen‘s manager.

The TV presenter discovered Lily, 28, in her younger years and took her under his wing but struggled to give her a big break.

‘I met Lily in Ibiza when she was a wayward teenager,’ says George, 34.

‘I was a bit older and put her on a plane back home to her mum. Then I started managing her.

‘I couldn’t get her first record signed, so unfortunately I wasn’t managing her when she became huge.’

The missed opportunity dented George’s confidence in his musical knowledge but he still benefits a little from Lily’s success.

‘It was horrific, because I lost faith in my ears,’ he tells You Magazine.

‘But the fact she was so successful vindicated me.

‘I have a nice relationship with her now and I get a few royalties for my part in it.’

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