Welsh star Duffy is building up a collection of DUSTY SPRINGFIELD's prized possessions, gifted to her by the late singer's close friends.
The Mercy hitmaker befriended a group of Springfield's pals after impressing them with her music, and now visits them in Oxfordshire, England to listen to their stories.
And Duffy admits she often leaves with presents that once belonged to her idol.
She says, "They just like what I do. I've got a few things. I have a bottle of her Chanel No 5 (perfume) on my dressing table, a tea set from China, some jewellery and stuff. They gave them to me. Dusty had no kids - they had no one to give all this stuff to.
"They talk to me as though I was there (in the 1960s) - I was born in 1984! They rang me and said, 'You are very similar to her, you know that, don't you?' They're in their 70s. It was a bit odd in the beginning but I've become friends with them. Dusty died only 10 years ago so we could have met."
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