James Blunt on marriage: 'I had to speed up, not settle down!'

James Blunt had to "speed up" when he got married rather than settle down.
The 49-year-old singer tied the knot with Sofia Wellesley in 2014 and now splits his time between London and Ibiza and feels "lucky" to have met someone who is more fast-paced than he is as he joked perhaps that is why he decided to build a nightclub at the bottom of his garden on the Spanish island.
He told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "People have always asked me, ‘When are you going to settle down?’ And I’m lucky to have met someone who worked at a higher tempo than me and instead of settling down I had to speed up. I wish I could say I was still in the Ibiza clubs all the time.
"But maybe that’s why I’ve put a nightclub at the end of my garden so that the 30-yard stumble back to my bed is more manageable."
The 'You're Beautiful' hitmaker also owns West London pub The Fox and Pheasant and admitted that it is a passion project away from his career in music but jokingly revealed he clears out the locals at closing time by playing his multi-million selling hit.
He said: "I play 'You’re Beautiful' at closing time to clear out the locals. My pub is the real passion project, it’s just amazing.
“I’ve been in this business for 20 years and I love it, of course, but you do get on a path of album, tour, album, tour, so just to have something new and fun was a thrill. But the pub is the best thing I've ever done in my life. But the pub is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.
“It’s like a little country village in there, in London.
"It was my local, I’ve got a little house in that street and the pub was up for sale.
“They were going to turn it into flats, which was absolutely tragic.
"Surely it’s the job of any minor pop star to save your local?"