'Uh-oh!' James Blunt responds after Kent Police release lookalike e-fit

James Blunt has 2.2M followers on X and he's sold 20 million records - but he loves having a laugh at his own expense - James at GQ Awards in a white shirt and navy blazer
James Blunt has 2.2M followers on X and he's sold 20 million records - but he loves having a laugh at his own expense -Credit:Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter James Blunt has shared a Kent Police e-fit about Tunbridge Wells as he braced himself for lookalike comparisons. The star, who has sold 20 million records and is loved for his witty X account which has a whopping 2.2m followers, soon picked up on the composite image.

It shows a squarish face, with crazy zig-zag hair which looks like it is drawn on with a felt tip pen, chunky sideburns, chipmunk cheeks and an impossibly thin neck. Police said the man, whom they'd like to identify in connection with a burglary, may have also been missing a tooth, but the computer sketcher stopped short of trying to paint that.

Although it looks nothing like James Blunt, there was enough of a likeness even for the musician to poke fun of himself. Sharing the e-fit and information from the police force, he wrote simply: "Uh-oh."

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Blunt is renowned for his self-deprecating and dry humour and this tweet prompted a wave of responses, with many referencing his hit "You're Beautiful". Another quipped: "Aha, breaking into people's houses to leave copies of your albums," while there was this too: "Think you’d get done for crimes against music, not burglary."

Other people said the e-fit looked like Liam Gallagher and Elon Musk, with Brian Cox being referenced many times. It is the second time this week that Kent Police e-fits have gone viral.

TV star Rylan denied he was wanted by police after a lookalike e-fit was released. The appeal was published on Monday after an attempted robbery in Maidstone.

The man had a huge dark black beard, sideburns and a large amount of stand-up hair. But the picture was then shared widely on social media, and it wasn't long before the former X Factor contestant got involved.

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Officers from Kent Police are investigating reports of an attempted robbery and assault in Maidstone - and have released a computer generated image of a man they would like to identify -Credit:Kent Police© SWNS

Adding to the already hilarious threads, Rylan wrote simply, referencing Shaggy's 2000 hit "It Wasn't Me", by simply writing those words. Other comments aside from likening it to Rylan were just as funny.

One said: "Looking like an unfinished GTA character from 15 year ago." And another added: "Have you tried looking in Legoland?"

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