Pop star Taylor Swift has taken part in a bizarre candy-balancing stunt inspired by her hit song Shake It Off.

The Love Story hitmaker got involved with the After Eight Challenge while backstage at British radio station Capital Fm's Jingle Bell Ball over the weekend (ends07Dec14).

Swift showed her sporting side by joining in the stunt, which involved placing a square of minty chocolate on her head and trying to manoeuvre it into her mouth without using her hands.

However, she failed to successfully complete the challenge, and cheekily cheated by manually placing the sweet treat into her mouth.