British chart heart-throb James Blunt is excited about recording a duet with rock icon Bono, as he has always used U2's music as inspiration.

The YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL singer met the Irish star in a night-club, and as the alcohol flowed, the U2 frontman agreed to collaborate with Blunt.

Blunt enthuses, "Bono is a truly inspirational human being. I've always been inspired by his music."

But when asked whether Bono is as much of a fan of his music, the young pop hunk remains strangely elusive.

He says, "He definitely knows all about it, yes."