Singer/songwriter James Blunt has been banned from an English radio station after a flood of complaints by angry listeners. Bosses at Essex FM said they have been besieged with calls from disgruntled listeners, who can't stand the singer's hits YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, HIGH and GOODBYE MY LOVER. Programme controller CHRIS COTTON explains, "We don't have anything against James Blunt and we're pleased he has been so successful, but we really need a break. "While his songs have been very popular, there is a tremendous amount of industry pressure to play certain artists frequently. "Often this can be out of step with the audience's tastes, which results in songs being overplayed. We're happy to stand up to this pressure and follow the strong message listeners have given us. We encourage other radio stations to take the same step." You're Beautiful topped the charts in 25 countries and Blunt's debut album Back To Bedlam has sold over seven million copies.