Uh oh. James Blunt has gone and given the general public another reason to call him the most ridiculous man on earth. People don’t really like spam emails, but when one comes from the posh ex-army singer, Mr. Blunt, people really don’t like spam emails.

Circulated to a large and bemused set of Twitter followers in the U.K, the social networking site became awash with tweets about the email shortly after it was sent. Most users bemoaned the way in which Blunt and his PR team got their email address, while others found it an ideal place to crack a joke or two.

“So… just for you… Here’s the first single from my new album…! It’s called Bonfire Heart,” read the reasonably creepy mail out, “and the first time it will be broadcast on the airwaves will be on BBC Radio 2 at around 11am (GMT) this morning and later today in mainland Europe… So it’s all yours till then! The song is about love, life, fear and hope… and more than anything, you… and me…” (Metro)

A spokesperson for Blunt said the mass mail out was down to a ‘”clerical error”. She said: “This morning an email regarding James Blunt’s new single was sent to users who have subscribed his mailing list. Due to a clerical error, the email was accidentally serviced to some users who had subscribed to mailing lists for other Warner Music artists.” Blunt himself seemed pretty nonplussed about the whole thing, casually tweeting: “Oops... Just emailed the whole of the UK by mistake! Ha”

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