Abz Love is selling is Brit Award on Ebay and, with five days to go until the sale ends, bidding has already passed £1 million.
Most people only dream about attending glamourous awards ceremonies and winning prestigious prizes. But, if you are one of the lucky few to receive awards in the music or film industry, how long does it take before you start to grow bored of the awards gathering dust on your mantelpiece?
Abz Love at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother in London, August 2013.
Apparently around 15 years. At least that’s the case for former 5IVE member Abz Love who has decided to sell his Brit Award on Ebay. Love received the award in 2000 when Love’s boyband Five won the Brit award for best pop act.
The item is described as being in ‘very good condition’ although it has been dropped a number of time. It also does not appear to have pride of place in Love’s home as it is currently being used as a doorstop!
‘No more awkward silences when people come over to your house!! This is a real conversation piece even if you didn't win it! Guaranteed 100% real,’ the description reads. ‘Take advantage of my poverty and grab this rare opportunity to own a bit of pop history!!’
The description also claims actor Jason Statham once held the award but this cannot be verified.
The 36-year-old is selling his award to raise money for his farm in Wales. The proceeds from the sale of the award will, as Love writes in his description, go towards ‘a delivery of topsoil and maybe some garden tools.’
As of Wednesday afternoon, bids are currently in excess of £1.1 million. On a positive note, Love is offering free postage and packaging… If you happen to have a spare million burning a hole in your pocket and fancy getting hold of the award, bidding ends on 14th September.