Former S Club 7 singer Paul Cattermole has sold his BRIT Award for an astronomical fee.
Initially, the bids began to come in, and it soon gathered pace. Yet within 24 hours the item had received plenty of bids and publicity to go with it, shooting up several thousand pounds in a matter of hours.
The short auction ended today on an incredible £66,100, with the gong having attracted 125 bids.
In fact, Paul was so taken back by the response, he added to the description as the fee increased, to reassure genuine bidders.
After listing the BRIT as in ‘very good condition’, noting it ‘hasn’t been professionally polished, there are smudges that won’t come out without a pro polish’ and shows ‘signs of age’, he added his disbelief over what was happening.
His edit read:
‘I didn’t expect it too skyrocket like this. I am watching every bid very closely and the vast majority of people have huge feedback. Some in the thousands. If there are some silly bids at the end on Monday I will be deleting them and/or coming strait down the line to the next bidder. So you can bid with full confidence. Plus, this does change the travel distance for the meet and greet and make it much larger. Postage can now be ignored. I will cover the full cost of postage with the most secure carrier. Ask me for details.’
It’s no surprise that the award sold for such a big amount, and seems fitting that he’d offer free postage after pocketing around £59,000, minus the eBay fees.
In 2015, 5ive singer Abz received a winning bid of £1.1 million for his BRIT, which must’ve given Paul food for thought.
It’s not yet confirmed whether the winner has actually paid up yet; with the former singer reminding everyone how he’d be cracking down on ‘silly bids’ and deleting them in favour of selling it to a real fan.