Dido addresses rumours son Stanley named after popular Eminem song

Dido Armstrong has shut down speculation she named her son Stanley because of her famous duet with Eminem.

The pop-star addressed the rumours as she appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, insisting her little one’s moniker had "nothing to do with the song".

Conceding that everyone assumed popular tune Stan was the reason behind her son’s name after she announced it following his birth in 2011, Here With Me singer Dido confessed that she had actually loved the name since she was little.

"When I was a teenager, I was with my mate, I remember sitting on a wall, and they were like, ‘What are you going to call your kid?’ and I was like, “Stanley," she said.

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Dido addresses rumours son Stanley named after popular Eminem song

Dido said son Stanley was not named after her Eminem duet
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Dido addresses rumours son Stanley named after popular Eminem song

Dido and Eminem collaborated in 2002
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"Bizarrely, when I met my husband, that was the name that was his favourite for different reasons."

Dido collaborated with Eminem on the hit song, about an obsessed fan, in 2000.

Her appearance on Lorraine comes ahead of her sixth album release and her upcoming tour – which will be her first in 15 years.

"I’m super excited. I haven’t toured for 15 years. I didn’t realise I’d left it quite that long," she gushed.

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Dido appeared on the show to discuss her tour
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Dido has already started rehearsing for the tour, and said that getting back on stage has left her buzzing to be back in front of an audience.

“I suddenly got that rush of, ‘My gosh, I really miss this!," she added.

She did admit that despite the excitement, going back on the road will be a "little bit scary".

*Watch Lorraine on ITV weekdays at 8.30am – 9.25am

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