James Blunt reveals Boris Johnson left him in lurch by pulling out of house sale

The You're Beautiful singer has written about Boris Johnson in his new book

Watch: James Blunt said Boris Johnson bailed on a deal to buy his house

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James Blunt has claimed Boris Johnson left him in the lurch by pulling out of buying his house at the last minute. The You're Beautiful singer said the former Prime Minister seemed to be the answer to his prayers when he was struggling to sell his house to support a loan at the time of economic turmoil in 2022.

Blunt has written a whole chapter about Johnson in his new memoir Loosely Based on a Made-Up Story as he revealed he and the former Conservative MP have repeatedly crossed paths throughout his life.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain to talk about his new book, the former army officer quipped he still thought of Johnson as a "totally honourable man" after he bailed out of the house sale.

What, how, and why?

On Good Morning Britain, James Blunt has claimed Boris Johnson previously pulled out of buying his house.
James Blunt has claimed Boris Johnson pulled out of buying his house at the last minute. (ITV screengrab)

Asked his opinion of Johnson he laughed: "He's a totally honourable man. I was trying to sell a house and because of his government collapsing, and house prices collapsing, and interest rates going through the roof because of Liz Truss, I was doing a bridging loan to try and buy a new house and at one stage was getting no sleep."

Blunt confessed: "I started praying, I'm not a religious person but I did turn skywards and say, 'Dear God help me out of this huge issue of this socking great loan.' Now God doesn't usually deal with the issue of high end loans to the well off, but he did.

"God, the next day sent someone who put a bid in and offered to buy my house, and that someone was Boris Johnson. Six weeks later he bailed out. So a man of great integrity." Yahoo UK has contacted a representative for Johnson for comment.

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Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has this week been speaking at the UK Covid-19 Inquiry. (AFP)

Blunt explained why he had decided to write a whole chapter about the former politician after bumping in to him at odd times in his life. The singer said: "Bizarre moments. You've got to read it to believe it really. Along the way I've just bumped into Boris in really bizarre places. In Kosovo when I literally had a Serbian tank pointing at me and two brigadiers arguing.

"A blond haired floppy man came up and said, 'What the hell's going on?!' And sure enough that was Boris when he was writing for The Spectator. I was hanging out with him the day after he won the election. He was asking me deep questions like what the hell he should do now? It was by chance."

What else happened on Good Morning Britain?

James Blunt performs at Iveagh Gardens on July 10, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)
James Blunt says he liked to go commando. (Getty Images)

Blunt also revealed he does not wear underwear when hosts Ed Balls and Susanna Reid asked Blunt how often he changes his underpants.

Good Morning Britain had spent all morning discussing a new survey by Currys that found 20% of men only change their underwear once a week. Blunt said: "As a wannabe rock star, obviously I go commando."

Good Morning Britain airs on ITV from 6am to 9am from Monday to Friday.

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