Woman buys phone with incredible list of celebrities’ numbers on it

Imagine if you woke up one day to find you had your favourite celebrity on speed dial.

Well this woman came close to not just having one number but a phonebook full of celebrities including Adele, David Walliams, Nick Grimshaw and Gok Wan.

Sophie Highfield, 31, mysteriously ended up with the contacts after a suspected ‘iCloud glitch’ apparently made her Apple iPhone 5S sync with dozens of others.

She bought the new phone from Three Mobile and added the numbers of her friends and family.

The phone which Sophie Highfield bought stuffed with celebrity phone numbers. See SWNS story SWCELEB: A woman was astonished to find her brand new iPhone was full of numbers for A-list CELEBS - including David Walliams, Nick Grimshaw and Gok Wan. Sophie Highfield, 31, mysteriously ended up with the contacts after a suspected 'iCloud glitch' apparently made her Apple iPhone 5S sync with dozens of others. She bought the device brand new from Three Mobile and added the numbers for her friends and family. But months later, when she typed the letter 'M' into the keypad to call her mum, she discovered there were dozens of numbers for different mums.
She bought the device brand new from Three Mobile and added the numbers for her friends and family (Picture: SWNS)

But months later, when she typed the letter ‘M’ into the keypad to call her mum, she discovered there were dozens of numbers for different mums
After trying other letters, she discovered she had genuine contact details for Radio 1 DJs, TV icons and Olympic athletes.

Other contacts include gold medal-winning long jumper Greg Rutherford, comedian David Walliams, fashion guru Gok Wan and Spice Girl Emma Bunton.

The late actress Lynda Bellingham, Busted’s Matt Willis, Loose Women’s Denise Welch and Nick Lyndhurst  -Rodney from Only Fools and Horses – were also listed.

PA REVIEW OF THE YEAR. File photo dated 25/6/2016 of Adele performing at Glastonbury.
Contacts include singer Adele, gold medal-winning long jumper Greg Rutherford, comedian David Walliams, fashion guru Gok Wan and Spice Girl Emma Bunton (Picture: PA)

Others big names include Radio 1 DJs Greg James and Nick Grimshaw – listed as Greg ‘The Legend’ James and Grimmy – as well as producers and other TV figures.

After a month-long investigation – involving hours of work for Sophie – Apple have failed to explain how the problem happened.

Sophie, of Erdington, Birmingham said: ‘The phone was supposed to be brand new and completely untouched.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Thompson/REX/Shutterstock (1799613i) Emma Bunton Celebrities at the ITV studios, London, Britain
Sophie says she has no idea how she ended up with the contacts (Picture: Rex)

 

‘I’ve got no idea how it has happened. I seem to have access to literally hundreds of people’s numbers.

‘I didn’t notice it at first because the contacts aren’t in my address book but when I go into messages to send a text and type in the letter ‘A’, it comes up with ‘A’ for Adele.

‘There are loads of celebrities – Emma Bunton, Denise Welch, Gok Wan. There are also lots of producers. I feel like it might have belonged to someone from the BBC or the TV industry.’

As well as celebs, Sophie’s mobile contains numbers for a host of random strangers – including ‘Brandon from Subway’ and ‘Sophie Babysitter’.

Sophie added: ‘It is quite annoying having them all there. I actually have no idea how many numbers there are. There must be hundreds..

David Walliams arrives at the opening of The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.
David Walliams’s contact number also appeared on Sophie’s phone.

‘I feel like it is a data breach. I’ve not been entirely sure what to do. It’s kind of a big thing. I haven’t purchased these numbers, they’ve just fallen into my hands.’

Three said the mix-up was not down to them, as the phone was brand new when Sophie bought it, and experts believe it’s down to an iCloud glitch.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/02/woman-buys-phone-with-incredible-list-of-celebrities-numbers-on-it-6356673/#ixzz4UhObODnm

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