Bidding for Brit Award belonging to 5ive singer Abz reaches over £1 million

Pop group member turned farmer is raising money for some topsoil

Bids on the Brit Award trophy belonging to former member of the boyband 5ive have reached over £1 million on eBay.

Abz Love, who now lives on a farm in Wales, is selling his Brit Award in a bid to raise money for some “topsoil and maybe some garden tools”.

Love has asked eBay bidders to “take advantage of my poverty”, revealing that he is selling the item to support his new lifestyle. The singer was most recently seen on BBC2’s Abz On The Farm which followed him as he moved out of London and set up life on a smallholding in Wales.

In his blurb on the eBay item, Love writes that purchasing the award will ensure “no more awkward silences when people come over to your house” and adds that “this is a real conversation piece even if you didn’t win it! Guaranteed 100 per cent real”.

Bidding is currently at £1,100,100 (correct at the time of publishing), with 189 bids made. See the Ebay listing here.

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The statue is said to be in good condition but “has been dropped and knocked a few times and is currently being used as a door stop”. It is also stated that the award has been held by actor Jason Statham, “although I can not prove this”.

The Brit Award for best pop act was won by 5ive in 2000. They beat fellow nominees S Club 7, Steps, Martine McCutcheon, Ann Lee and Geri Haliwell to the prize.