Paul Cattermole flogs S Club 7 Brit Award on eBay as bids skyrocket to £66k

Emma Powell
Up for grabs: Paul Cattermole with his BRIT Awards: Twitter/ Paul Cattermole

Paul Cattermole is flogging one of his Brit Awards – and he looks set to rake in a hefty sum.

The former S Club 7 singer listed his Best Newcomer statuette on eBay to help ‘pay his bills’.

Cattermole was left shocked as bids skyrocketed to £66,000 – leading him to generously knock off the £5 postage fee he was originally charging.

The singer even offered to hand deliver the item to the lucky winner for a meet and greet and assured fans he is fishing out the “silly bids” so fans can “bid with full confidence”.

(Paul Cattermole)

Writing on eBay, he said: “I didn’t expect it to 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 straight 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.”

Fans begged him not to sell the iconic statue with many claiming he will end up regretting the decision, but Cattermole said he is in need of the money to pay his bills.

“I don't want the other members to think that I am dissing the band by selling it but there are bills to pay,” he told the BBC.

“It’s time to let the past be the past. S Club 7 was one of the best things I’ve ever been involved in, I really miss those guys.”

Throwback: Paul Cattermole with his former S Club 7 band mates (PA)

Bidding on the item, which he said is in “very good” condition ends on January 15.

Cattermole shot to fame in 1999 with band mates Tina Barrett, Jon Lee. Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Jo O'Meara. The band had hits including Reach and Don't Stop Movin, which won them the Best British Single at the 2002 BRIT Awards.

Cattermole recently took to flogging his old merchandise, including the khaki green Parka he wore in the 2000 video for Never Had a Dream Come True and the complete set of all seven S Club 7 dolls.

A signed tour brochure and presentation discs for singles S Club Party and Natural were also up for auction.

Fellow singer Abz – real name Richard Abidin – auctioned off his BRIT Award on eBay in a bid to raise money for gardening equipment and top soil in 2015.

The 5ive singer urged bidders to take advantage of his “poverty” and put no reserve on the trophy, which he described as being in “good condition, with light scratching”.