Announcing her quest for love to the media had the desired effect, scores of hopeful guys left their details for the soul sensation
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One of them was a gorgeous singer-songwriter from Leicester named Jersey Budd
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Prospective suitors respond in droves to Duffy's call for dates

13 APRIL 2009
The gents certainly didn't hang about after learning of soul songstress Duffy's appeal for a boyfriend in the pages of a national newspaper.

Her confession to the Daily Mirror that she was "stone cold single" and willing to go online in a bid to find love piqued the interest of readers who inundated the paper's switchboard wanting to leave their contact details.

One prospective lover - a dreamy singer/songwriter named Jersey Budd stood out as a particularly good match for the 23-year-old Nefyn-raised Brit award winner.

Last year the 24-year-old from Leicester released his debut album Wonderland, which was described by one critic as being full of "creations that combine poetic, small-town heartache with an anthemic defiance". He'd quit his job as a plumber to make the disc.

The total dedication to his music should have Duffy weak at the knees. The soul songstress supported herself by working as a waitress during the four years she spent crafting her platinum-selling debut Rockferry.

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