S Club 7 member Paul Cattermole is selling his BRIT Award on eBay, and it’s going for a huge amount of money.
The former member of the iconic pop group did not expect to get much for his Best Newcomer statuette from 2000.
However, after an initial struggle to shift it when it was first listed on January 5, he’s really taken on board S Club’s advice to don’t stop, never give up.
The bids have completely skyrocketed in the past few days, and currently stand at £66,000. Yes, really.
The award is described as being in “very good condition”, though notes that it “hasn’t been professionally polished” and that there are “signs of age”.
Paul admitted that he is selling it because he needs the cash, telling Newsbeat: “I don’t want the other members to think that I am dissing the band by selling it but there are bills to pay.
“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.”
Following the sudden rise in bids, Paul wrote: “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.”
The singer has already promised a meet-and-greet, with photo, for whoever wins the bid – well, we’d expect nothing less with that amount of money!
Digital Spy has reached out to the British Phonographic Industry – which oversees the BRITs – for comment.
Paul was a member of S Club until 2002, though reunited with them in 2014 and toured in 2015.
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