Lewis Capaldi has taken aim at Michael Bublé after he claimed Christmas hits kept his latest single from topping the charts.
The West Lothian singer has joked he is “hunting” the Canadian singer because he has a bone for him as he prevents him from claiming another title with new single Pointless.
Pointless is currently No. 1 in the Big Top 40 when considering radio airplay, but is only No. 20 on the official singles chart, behind Bublé at No. 10 and Mariah Carey at No. 1.
Lewis, who co-wrote the tune with good friend Ed Sheeran, admitted to fans that he now doesn’t think December is the best time to release a non-holiday-related song.
The Bruises singer, who was announced this week as Reading & Leeds 2023 headliner, performed a tongue-in-cheek pop of the King of Christmas himself in the process.
The Daily Record reported that Lewis, 26, from East Whitburn, said: “My a*** is being handed to me on the charts by Christmas music at the moment. I’m all for it, but if anyone sees Michael Bublé, please tell him I’m looking for him.”
Lewis was performing on Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball when he made the comments.
The notoriously quick-witted star also made a joke out of fans when he pretended to be joined on stage at the event by a special surprise guest, friend Ed Sheeran, a partner of Pointless. author.
Lewis joked: “The next song we’re going to sing is the one I just released last week and I wrote it with a very dear friend of mine.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Ed Sheeran,” Capaldi quipped as the audience burst into applause, believing the Bad Habits singer would be on stage, “he’s not here. He’s not coming.
“He’s not here at all. He’s too busy. I asked him and I said ‘Please Ed’ and he said ‘Who is this? Don’t call me again, that’s unfortunate. So no Ed, but I did talk to Ed , Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac wrote it.
“It’s out now. Listen to it if you want.”
Next, on our screens tonight (Monday) will be Lewis performing Pointless for the first time on TV during the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final results show.
Tonight (Monday) airs strictly on BBC1 at 8.15pm, but due to the World Cup the schedule has changed.
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