James Blunt has revealed that he once sold is sister on Ebay after his obsession with the auctioning site became a tad out of hand.
And by out of hand, we of course mean completely out of control.
Speaking to The Guardian about his former love of the site, the 40-year-old singer recalled: “I was an eBay addict, before my first album hit big.
“I wanted to go on this tour of the world, so I started selling everything on eBay. I just sold all my s***. I literally came back to my empty, empty flat. Eventually there was nothing else to sell except her.”
Luckily, James wasn’t ACTUALLY selling his sister. Well, sort of anyway.
‘She basically had a funeral to go to in Ireland and the planes were on strike and the ferries were out of season,” he explained. So I put on eBay: “Damsel in distress needs knight in shining armour to get her to this funeral on Saturday. What can anyone do?”
“And these men bid and bid and bid and the winning guy said: “I can do this, I’ve got a helicopter.”
So these people were in fact paying James money to do his sister a favour which is sort of genius, when you think about it.
But that’s not the end of the tale – as it turns out, Mr Blunt ended up inadvertently acting as cupid.
He revealed: “Anyway, now they’re married, they have been for five years and they’ve got two kids together. He’s got some dough, he’s got a chopper, he’s a great guy. They named both their kids after types of helicopter.
“I’m going to make it into a movie at some stage, cash in on that s***.”
Erm James, you already did cash in. Don’t be greedy.
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