James Blunt has revealed he often seeks out trolls on Twitter just to re-tweet them.

The singer, who is about to release his new album Moon Landing, told The Mirror, "I'll read comments on Twitter which are often quite negative, but there seems to be this security in people's bedrooms where it's okay to write such aggressive things behind their computer screens.

"But the moment you look someone in the eye and confront them, they usually say, 'Oh s**t, I'm so sorry, I don't mean any of it'. They just want to be part of the pack. But it doesn't seem to bother me. Actually I quite enjoy looking for that one really funny and horrific comment to re-tweet.”