10 quick and quirky facts about James Blunt

1. He actively supports the charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders)
2. Slade’s guitarist rated his cover version of the rock band’s song Coz I Love You. He also plays a version of the Pixies’ Where Is My Mind?
3. He has worked with comedian Jim Davidson entertaining British Army troops
4. At school he played a Munchkin in a school play version of the Wizard of Oz
5. He eats spoonfuls of Marmite while on tour to boost his B12 intake
6. Lou Reed’s Transformer is one of his favourite records
7. He shuns fashion and only takes jeans, T-shirts and clean socks on tour
8. He recorded some of his debut album Back To Bedlam in film actor Carrie Fisher’s bathroom
9. His guitar survived a war strapped to a tank, only to be destroyed by him in a two miles per hour crash as he left the recording studio on his motorbike
10. His song 1973 is inspired by his experiences at Pacha nightclub in Ibiza, where he has a holiday home