Former S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole is about to sell off one of his prized possessions to raise cash.
Paul, 40, has been forced to put his BRIT Award he won in 2000 up on eBay, which he lists as in ‘very good’ condition with ‘signs of age’.
The auction page reads:
‘Here is the 2000 Brit Award for Best Newcomer Presented To Paul Cattermole from S Club 7 .
‘statuette of Britannia 13 1/4 “ in height, it hasn’t been professionally polished, there are smudges that won’t come out without a pro polish. There are signs of age . Where the arms meet the shoulders at the back, and where the neck and chest blend into the top of the dress. An indentation on the inside of the helmet. That is a casting bubble and has always been there. *See photos*
‘Letter of provenance will be provided , message for postage / meet and greet details .
‘Paul can meet you and greet you and take photos, distance depending :-)’
So providing you don’t live too far away, Paul will even hand the statue over and pose for a photo.
At present, the highest bid is £9,500, having shot up from £2,000 since yesterday evening. Any hopeful S Club fans out there desperate for the item can find it here, with the auction ending on Monday, 15 January.
The award is for Best Newcomer, as the band began their reign in the charts and boasted a string of hits, including Reach, Never Had A Dream, Don’t Stop Movin’, as well as their famed debut Bring It All Back.
Having split up in 2003, S Club 3 became a thing last year, whereby former band mates Bradley Macintosh, Jo O’Meara, and Tina Barrett reformed to create a trio. Family is the title of their new single and the three plan to embark on a world tour, with the remaining ex-member yet to comment on the venture.
Apparently it was Paul who was dead against the reunion, which prevented the rest of the band getting back together.
An insider for The Sun said: ‘Family was originally pitched for all seven of them to sing on their Bring It All Back reunion tour in 2015, when they toyed with the idea of releasing new tunes.
‘But it was Paul who decided he didn’t want to continue, and the other members didn’t want to release music without the whole band.
‘With S Club 3 now putting out the song, it could cause friction.
‘Paul has made it clear he doesn’t want the group’s legacy damaged which is why they have decided to rebrand to just be SC3.’
Who knows what the final bid price will be for the gong, but if past sales are anything to go by – notably Abz from 5ive received a winning bid of £1.1m for his BRIT in 2015 – it could be the ray of Sunshine he’s in need of.