The Partridge Family star was ordered by a bankruptcy judge to sell off his luxury Fort Lauderdale estate after declaring his money troubles in February (15), and the waterfront pad, which was valued at $1.9 million (£1.19 million), went under the hammer last week (09Sep15).

However, the top bidder backed out of the deal on Wednesday (16Sep15), and it has since been revealed a new buyer has stepped in to save the day - and has even offered to up the purchase price.

The new bid will now have to be approved by a bankruptcy judge.

Cassidy bought the property for $1.1 million (£687,500) in 2001, but is reported to have amassed debts of up to $10 million (£6.25 million) by the time of his bankruptcy filing earlier this year (15).

The 65 year old recently tried to insist the house sale was a "totally separate issue" from his financial problems, after snapping at British broadcasters during a tense U.K. TV last week (11Sep15).

Cassidy, who appeared via satellite, also took issue with This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford quizzing him about his bankruptcy proceedings, and launched into a bizarre rant about U.S. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying, "You know there is someone in our country whose name is Trump, yeah? And he has declared bankruptcy four times. I just did it to reorganise because I'm in the middle of a divorce, but my life is pretty fantastic, thank you very much."

The clearly-irritated singer/actor then snapped, "When you declare bankruptcy in this country, it's something that you do in order to reorganise what you have, your assets et cetera. So I'm not going to discuss that... Are you just here to rubbish me? Is that the course of your interview?"

His wife Sue filed for divorce last year (14) after 23 years of marriage, during which Cassidy faced a series of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI).