Abz Love selling 5ive's Brit Award: "It's currently used as a door stop"

Published Tuesday, Sep 8 2015, 11:51 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Abz Love is selling his Brit Award on eBay.

Yes, really!

Abz, who found fame with boyband 5ive in the 90s, is selling the coveted gong in 'very good' condition from a starting price of 99p to help buy some new garden tools - oh, and to help with the delivery costs of topsoil!

Abz Love - Country Strife: Abz on the Farm - 3 September 2015.

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The 36-year-old musician-turned-farmer has made the shiny gold gong - which 5ive won in 2000 for Best British Pop Act - look pretty desirable with a tongue-in-cheek description.

The best bit? He's been using his individual award as a door stopper!

The description read: "You are viewing one real deal Brit award for newcomer best pop act 2000 awarded to Abs ex Five rapper, star of hit BBC2 show 'Abz on the Farm', Big Reunion and runner up CBB12. 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.

"Take advantage of my poverty and grab this rare opportunity to own a bit of pop history!! Good condition, light scratching (to be expected for age), one previous owner from new. Selling to fund a delivery of topsoil and maybe some garden tools.

"Has been dropped and knocked a few times and is currently being used as a door stop. NO RESERVE and 99p start!! Has been held by Jason Statham although I can not prove this. Happy bidding."

Five - 5ive: Sean Conlon, Scott Robinson, Richard 'Abs' Breen, Ritchie Neville, Jason 'J' Brown at the Brit Awards at Earls Court, London, Britain - 2000.

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Brit win in 2000: Sean, Scott, Abz, Ritchie and J.

The gong seems to be attracting a lot of attention. With more than 70 bids and a current bidding price exceeding £5000, it looks like Abz will have more than enough money for his tools!

Abz reunited with his former 5ive bandmates on The Big Reunion in 2013 - some 12 years after they split.

After touring the UK and Europe with his reunited band, Abz quit 5ive in August 2014, telling his bandmates and legion of fans simultaneously...via Twitter.

Last month, Abz made a return to our TV screens alongside fiancée Vicky Fallon for Country Strife: Abz on the Farm.

He told Reveal about quitting 5ive: "I haven't spoken to them. I left on Twitter because I felt the people should know first. And by that point, things were messy anyway. To be honest with you, things weren't really right from the very start.

"I was kind of on my own. It was just a difference of opinion, just let them do what they want to do. I felt like maybe I was prohibiting them from doing what they wanted to be and I don't think they really liked me too much."

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