Pop newcomer James Morrison is thrilled with his burgeoning chart career, because it takes his mind off losing out on his original dream - driving vans.
The YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING star was sacked for crashing several of the vans he was being employed to clean, because he simply couldn't resist getting behind the wheel.
But he became so depressed after being fired, he immediately turned to songwriting to channel his woes.
He says, "In many ways, getting the bullet was the best thing that ever happened to me.
"They gave me the boot because I crashed a couple of vans."
A friend adds, "He was devastated when he got the sack, but it worked out well because it inspired him to write this album (UNDISCOVERED)."