Pop star Ellie Goulding had to axe her regular running sessions with fans when hundreds of followers tried to join her for a jog.

The Burn hitmaker is a keen keep-fit fanatic and she decided to make her daily workouts more fun by inviting devoted fans on Facebook.com to join her.

However, the stunt got "out of hand" when a huge crowd turned up for the run, and Goulding eventually abandoned the idea.

She tells British magazine Style, "I wanted to do something different. It meant I could bond with them in a different way. Sadly it got a bit out of hand, so we had to stop, but it was cool at the time."