Duffy set fire to her hair just seconds before meeting Coldplay frontman Chris Martin for the first time last month.
“I was in the dressing room and I had dimmed the lights, then I lit this candle and it started melting a bit. I thought, ‘Shit!’ and started blowing it out. I got a cloth to wipe it and bent down, not realising it was still lit. Then the entire left side of my hair went up in flames,” she exclaims.
Duffy managed to put the flames out just before Martin walked in. “It was really bad and properly embarrassing. Chris could smell it. You couldn’t avoid smelling it.”