Sir Elton’s pants up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 15:03 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 25 August 2010

LARY, loud, and ballsy. No, thankfully we re not talking about a Spice Girls reunion, we re talking about underwear.

LARY, loud, and ballsy. No, thankfully we're not talking about a Spice Girls reunion, we're talking about underwear.

A pair of Elton John's veteran Y-fronts are due to be sold to one very lucky fan the Sparkle Auction this Saturday, a fundraiser for the Jimmy Mizen charity.

Auction organiser Phil Cone was uncertain whether the Versace pants were worn when Sir Elton wrote Candle in the Wind, but we suspect they were no stranger to the odd gust.

He said: "They are a bit of an eyesore, but they'll be perfect for someone who just doesn't care and wants to be noticed."

The Times Diary can report that, having given the hallowed undies a close examination, they certainly have enough life left in them to support some more Pinball Wizards.

The auction will raise money for a charitable trust set up in memory of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, who was killed on May 10 last year in Lee.

A wealth of celebrity daubed relics will also be on offer, at Sidcup Snooker Club, in High Street, Sidcup, where the auction will be held between 7pm and 1am.

Lots will include a Coldplay album, photo and T-shirt, a Janice Joplin album and photo, a drum skin signed by Jon Bon Jovi, a football shirt signed by Ronaldinho, and a U2 album.

Most of the items were donated by snooker club owner Dan Haselden, who was allegedly given Sir Elton's pants by his partner, David Furnish, when he met him in a bar.

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