Paolo Nutini can't understand why people find him sexy.

The 'Coming Up Easy' singer is bemused by the attention he gets from girls and is convinced they are always left disappointed when they meet him.

He said: "I don't think I'll ever get it all. It's baffling. I get a nice haircut once a year but after eight days I start looking like Frodo from 'Lord Of The Rings'! People tell me I'm a heartthrob, but I don't get it at all. I don't recognise that.

"Groups of girls want to talk to me all the time and they'll be poking each other in the ribs saying, 'No, you talk to him, not me.'

"But when they do pluck up the courage to say something, they're really disappointed most of the time. They say stuff like, 'Ah, he's just a normal guy.' "

Despite all the attention he receives from the opposite sex, Paolo is happily settled with long-term girlfriend Terri Brogan, who he has been dating for six years.

The 22-year-old musician added to Britain's The Sun newspaper: "She's dynamite. I wouldn't have someone to write songs about and songs for if she wasn't around. I love her. We've just bought a house together. We just sit around and do normal stuff.

"She's given me so much. She's brought something out of me at an age that made me think about things in a very romantic way."