He’s become well known for sharing many a quick-witted quip with fans on Twitter.
And James Blunt kept the laughs coming on Friday, when he joked about switching careers to become a boxer, while sharing a snap of lookalike fighter Robbie Davies Jr.
Blunt, 37, posted a shot of Davies, 31, duking it out with Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela last week, as he wrote: ‘Slightly regretting following the government’s advice to retrain.’
Joker: James Blunt kept the laughs coming on Friday, when he joked about switching careers to become a boxer, while sharing a snap of lookalike fighter Robbie Davies Jr. Pictured in 2019
The singer was referring to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s advice in October that those struggling to find work amid the pandemic ‘should retrain and find other jobs’.
Davies was shown in the midst of his gruelling bout, which took place on Saturday at London’s SSE Arena and saw him edged out of a win against his Mexican opponent.
However, the light-welterweight Liverpudlian appeared to see the funny side of Blunt’s quip, as he retweeted the post within minutes of it being uploaded.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Blunt will be reunited with his prized ‘family heirlooms’ after police arrested the thieves suspected of ransacking his Ibiza villa.
Bout: Blunt posted a shot of Robbie Davies Jr duking it out with Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela last week, as he wrote, ‘Slightly regretting following the government’s advice to retrain’
The You’re Beautiful singer revealed last month that burglars swiped a bayonet from his time serving in the Kosovo war and a watch that had belonged to his grandfather.
After revealing the January 14 break-in at the property, which he bought for just under £2million in 2006, he also joked: ‘They also took all my T-shirts and shirts, so they must not have a very good sense of style since I am not known for mine.’
Police on the Spanish holiday island confirmed they had arrested two Romanian brothers as part of an operation codenamed ‘Second’.
Detectives said they believed the pair and a number of suspected accomplices still on the run were behind a dozen burglaries of mansions in Ibiza.
They also confirmed that they had recovered valuables worth more than £250,000 including sculptures, paintings, fine wines, champagne and jewellery as well as a weapon thought to be the bayonet Blunt was referring to.
Uncanny: It was clear to see that singer Blunt and the pugilist share an uncanny resemblance
One is amused: The light-welterweight Liverpudlian appeared to see the funny side of Blunt’s quip, as he retweeted the post within minutes of it being uploaded
Well-placed police sources said some of the items recovered were stolen from Blunt’s home in Santa Gertrudis a half-hour drive from the island airport.
The Civil Guard said in a statement: ‘The objects recovered are in our safe keeping while we wait for their legitimate owners, who include a well-known British singer, to come and claim them.
‘We have arrested two Romanian men suspected of belonging to a criminal organisation that specialised in breaking into homes.
‘The operation, codenamed Operation Second, began after a series of burglaries at luxury homes in secluded areas of Ibiza.
‘The gang watched the properties they chose to target so they could obtain the information they needed to carry out their burglaries successfully, making sure there were no security guards on duty and disabling alarm systems.
Good news: It was revealed earlier this month that Blunt will be reunited with his prized ‘family heirlooms’ after police arrested the thieves suspected of ransacking his Ibiza villa (pictured)
Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley bought the Ibiza property, where they spend most of their time, for just under £2million in 2006. Pictured in Ibiza in 2015
‘The men held were arrested in Santa Gertrudis in Ibiza despite trying to flee police in a hire car.
‘A dozen break-ins have now been solved and more than £250,000 in valuables recovered, including two sculptures, several paintings by well-known artists, hundreds of bottles of wine, cognac, champagne, 19th century watches, gold and silver cutlery, jewellery, tools and a bayonet.
‘The investigation remains open while we continue to try to arrest other members of the gang, which was the target of previous police operations, who have already been identified.’
Blunt, his wife Sofia Wellesley and their two children were not at home when their villa was burgled.
Their 150-year-old home in Ibiza, where the singer spends most of his time, has six bedrooms, a library, a huge swimming pool and a bar.
Item: One of the items taken, Blunt said, was a bayonet from his time serving in the Kosovo War. Pictured: Blunt serving in the British Army during Operation Agricola in Kosovo in 1999