Singer Rihanna may appear to lead an exciting life, but she insists she is incredibly "boring" when she isn’t working.

The "Diamonds" hitmaker loves travelling the world and having new experiences, but insists her life isn’t always glamorous as when she isn’t working. In fact, she loves nothing more than relaxing in front of the television, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked about the biggest misconception about her, she told Hello! magazine: "That I live an exciting life around the clock. Yes I do love to go out and do things, travel the world and have new experiences but when I get home I’m just so boring. I just want to lie on the couch and watch TV."

The 27-year-old pop star said she will watch "anything" but stays away from scary things in the hours before she goes to bed.

"I love reality TV — although I know it’s awful — movies, documentaries, anything. And late at night, I only watch cartoons because I don’t want to get scared," she said.

Despite her stunning looks, Rihanna insists she does very little to maintain her appearance.

"If I look good today, it’s thanks to my make-up artist. I can’t take any credit. I don’t have a set routine. I just moisturise and wipe my make-up off and wash my face," she said.