Lewis Capaldi dubbed ‘king of Glasgow’ after face appears on Duke of Wellington statue

A Lewis Capaldi fan with a head for heights has performed the ultimate face swap on Glasgow’s most famous equestrian landmark.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 1:01 pm
The face of Lewis Capaldi adorned the Duke of Wellington statue on Thursday. Picture: Steven Stark/Twitter

One individual scaled the city’s Duke of Wellington statue - which is almost permanently topped with at least one traffic cone - to decorate it with a cut-out of the chart-topping singer’s face.

Images of the new-look duke made their way to Lewis Capaldi himself, who shared them with his army of Twitter followers on Thursday.

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A delighted Capaldi, whose single Someone You Loved recently occupied the UK number for seven straight weeks, expressed his gratitude for the effort.

He tweeted: “Someone’s put ma face on the Duke of Wellington statue. Glasgow a f*****g love ya.”

Responding to the tweet, one fan wrote the singer was now the ‘king a Glasgow’, while another asked if it was an unusual style of album promotion.

The statue-scaling fan’s bold homage, which is accompanied by two traffic cones, appears just hours before Capaldi’s debut album hits shelves at midnight tonight.

Entitled Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, the hotly-anticipated album is already the most pre-added on Apple Music in the UK of all-time with more than 113,000 pre-adds as of Wednesday.

The 22-year-old, who hails from Bathgate, West Lothian, has a big following in Scotland’s biggest city - evidenced by how quickly he managed to sell out two nights at the SSE Hydro after tickets went on sale last month.

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