James Blunt - he's just like you or me, says a simpering profile in The Sun:
Yet James dresses down, regularly takes easyJet flights to Ibiza, gets the Tube in London and refuses to have bodyguards — and he reckons blending in lets him lead as ordinary a life as possible.
Generally, ordinary blokes don't give interviews to the papers about how ordinary they are; not-having-bodyguards-and=pointing-it-out is just another form of showing off.
After all, this is hardly a man given to blending in, is it:
He is surrounded by a gaggle of gorgeous girls wherever he goes.
James jokes: “It’s a hard life, isn’t it?
“There’s a song on the new album, One Of The Brightest Stars, which is about dealing with all that. It’s like I am an observer, I’m seeing it all and experiencing it for its good bits and all the rest. And yeah, of course, there are some benefits along the way.
“I’ve definitely met lots of people — both male and female — and yeah I’ve met more women in these last three-and-a-half years than I’ve met in my entire life.”
Blunt is attempting to palm himself off as an average Joe while getting himself palmed off by a parade of supermodels and starlets.
But if he does want to return to obscurity for real - and, oh, how sweetw ould that be - it's really in his power. James, you know what to do. Of course, it would involve less sex and money. So you won't. But let's stop pretending that flying EasyJet makes you down to earth.