James Blunt was ecstatic when Cher approached him at a dinner thrown by former U.S. president Bill Clinton and praised his musical talents - only to find out it was a case of mistaken identity.
The You're Beautiful hitmaker was lost for words when the pop legend headed straight to his table at the grand dinner to reveal she was a huge fan.
But his delight was short lived - the Believe singer came back seconds later to apologise for confusing him for someone else.
He says, "I thought (Bill Clinton) was a very nice man. I have met him once, he made me feel very special... It was just a random dinner, as you do, dinner with Bill.
"Also at the dinner, Cher was there. She said to me, 'I wanted to tell you how much I really like your work and how much I wanted to meet you.' And I said, 'Thanks very much,' and felt very special. And she walked away and five minutes later she walked up to me and said, 'I'm so sorry I thought you were someone else.'"