“The back wall seemed the obvious place when he moved in a few years ago but the sun is often in his eyes when he’s watching television. It's all come to a head today.”
She refused to speculate on whether Borrell was being given any help in the moving of the leather cream and walnut Habitat four-seat sofa, which measures w232 x h74 x d83cm, according to press reports.
“It’s a pretty expensive sofa, costing around £2,400 new,” said the spokeswoman. “But he got it in the sale.”
Little has been heard of Borrell since he hit the headlines in 2008 when the pull cord of his roller blind became entangled in the roller mechanism and took several days to work free, requiring three gigs in France to be cancelled.
“Johnny’s a passionate songwriter and so he’s looking forward to getting the sofa move out the way and focus on what matters – the back bedroom,” said his spokeswoman.
The Razorlight star is expected to spend tomorrow moving his Kodak Hero 7.0 printer from his study into the loft because he rarely uses it. He will then take some time off for “a much-needed rest”.
Borrell and Razorlight have been absent from the festival scene for several years, with Borrell repeatedly citing pressure of resolving the lack of space to fully open his Smeg fridge door.
“He then got distracted by what to do with some spare duvets,” said a close friend. “Do they go under the bed? Under the mattress? Or do you squeeze them into plastic crates and put them in the loft? It isn’t a job you can do overnight."
And Borrell was outspoken in April of this year, criticising Pete Doherty over his living room layout, which “shoehorned a lovely Vitra Noguchi glass coffee table into a corner when it should have been the central feature”.
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