Nathan Evans vows not to become big-headed as fame reaches new heights

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Sea Shanty king Nathan Evans won’t forget where he came from (Picture: Rex)

Nathan Evans may be a big fish in the chart world now — but the sea shanty star vows he won’t forget his pals.

The Scotsman, 26, has gone from postman to No.1 with whaling tune Wellerman (220 Kid and Billen Ted Remix) — and now has ‘people drawing me, putting my face on a birthday cake’.

And his fame reached new heights at the Brits when he took the mickey out of Little Mix by changing his song’s lyrics.

But he promised the folks back on his old rounds he won’t go changing, telling Guilty Pleasures: ‘I still talk to everyone I used to. All my friends and family. It’s partly being a bit older. I imagine if this happened when I was a bit younger you could forget people and get a big head.’

Stunned at how his sea shanties took off on TikTok, Evans, of Airdrie, is now eyeing up the US. ‘I thought once the pandemic is over I will be able to play some pubs and clubs,’ he said.

‘Obviously it has blown that right out of proportion. It’s weird it’s across the pond now — it’s mental.’

Whale of a time: Nathan Evans at the Brits (Picture: Getty)

The singer also has plans to keep his career going swimmingly — saying Dermot Kennedy, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran would be his ‘top three’ to work with.

And it certainly beats his old job. ‘I did have the postman’s cliché. I did get attacked by a dog,’ he said.

When he’s not working, Evans also revealed he’s a gamer at heart.

‘I am the sensible guy. I play Call of Duty and Fifa,’ he said. Could the next step be launching his own game? ‘You never know!’ he added.

More Guilty Pleasures…

Emily red-y for more ‘human’ female roles

Emily Beecham is happy to be in pursuit of ‘sex and ambition’ — as she takes on a more ‘real’ character.

The flame-haired 37-year-old is lighting up screens alongside Lily James and Dominic West in a BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love.

And the Cruella actress shared: ‘I think female characters have been quite limited in the past. Now, people are realising there is an interest in creating characters for women that are real, and relatable, and human, who are multifaceted.’

Role model: Emily poses for cover shoot (Picture: Rollercoaster)

She added to Rollacoaster magazine: ‘The Pursuit of Love was considered quite a radical book at the time when it came out (in 1945) and it still is in many ways.

It is about sexual politics and adulthood and ageing and friendship and sex and ambition while also managing to be really funny.’

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My love life’s Super… now leave us alone

Superman actor Henry Cavill has shown his steely side — by telling fans to stop gossiping about him and new lover Natalie Viscuso.

The Man of Steel star, 38, posted a selfie of them in matching flat caps and wrote: ‘I am very happy in love, and in life. I’d be enormously grateful if you were happy with me.

‘If you can’t bring yourself to be happy with me then, at the very least, try to do yourself proud and be the best version of yourself.’

Jorja: Writing songs is an escape to my safe place

Jorja Smith is one celeb not heading for the therapist’s chair — as new mini album Be Right Back helped clear her head.

Dubbing it an escape to a ‘safe place’, the Be Honest singer, 23, told GP: ‘I wrote these songs over the last two years because I needed to.

‘I needed to clear my head and feel better about certain situations.’

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