Woman furious after ringing Lewis Capaldi when he 'revealed' phone number to the world
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Lewis Capaldi, who has more than five million followers on Instagram, has left one fan fuming after he made the bold choice to share his phone number with his fans.
It's not often that fans get the chance to put a celebrity's name into their contacts - in fact, celebs usually take great care to ensure that never happens - but once again Capaldi has proven that he just does not give a sh*t.
The Scottish singer took to Instagram this weekend to share a photo showing his own contact details displayed on a phone, complete with his full name and a UK mobile number.
Given that fans regularly attempt to contact celebrities in methods much less direct than an actual phone number, obviously his followers decided to give it a call.
"I do not know if anybody else has seen this," she said, "but I'm phoning Lewis Capaldi."
Lauren dialled the number shown on the Instagram post and the phone rang once before quickly connecting to a voicemail, where Capaldi's recognisable voice rang out to say 'hello there'.
Rather than the regular 'please leave a message', though, Capaldi decided to use his voicemail to try and sell his latest single, 'Pointless'.
"Lewis Capaldi here, I just wanted to say thank you for listening to Pointless this week," he said.
"When you get off this call you'll have a text to give my new song a download or buy the CD; downloading it on iTunes or Amazon really helps, as does getting one of the signed CDs.
"So go buy it now, and send me a screenshot of the link in the text, because my label are demanding yet another number one single and let me tell you guys, I don't know if I've got it in me. So give me your money and I will give you my body and soul."
Lauren questioned in the video whether the number really did belong to Capaldi, and said she was 'raging' that the call had gone straight to voicemail.
However, as Capaldi obviously isn't rushing to take down the Instagram post any time soon, it seems clear that it's just a marketing ploy to get fans to download 'Pointless'. It could very well be his real voicemail, but I can't imagine that would go down well with all the people who actually need to get in touch with him.