The first time I heard James Blunt on the radio my reaction was not unlike the involuntary cringe I experience whenever someone drags their fingernails across a chalkboard.
Which is why this story about a LONG OVERDUE survey was so gratifying:
31 July 2006
JAMES BLUNT YOU’RE IRRITATING
By Victoria Bone
SINGER James Blunt has pipped traffic wardens and noisy neighbours in a poll of pet hates. The star – who rocketed to No 1 last year with You’re Beautiful – came fourth in the list of 100 things that get up people’s noses. He was banned by radio station Essex FM last month following "listener pressure".
Ex-Army officer James, 32, defended his music at an awards ceremony in May, telling critics to simply switch off if they don’t like his songs. But the survey of 2,059 tetchy adults rates him as more irritating than stepping in dog poo.
You can read a complete list of the 96 things less annoying than James Blunt in the full article: