Bidders snub Boris Brex-fast
Stars at Dream Ball auction turn their backs on Uxbridge MP’s ‘prize’
BORIS Johnson was left with egg on his face as a charity auction prize of having breakfast with him attracted zero bids.
Celebrities and socialites at the Dream Ball charity auction, on Thursday July 7, refused to bid on a breakfast with the Brexiter and Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP.
A meal with the distinctive politician was among the lots up for grabs to celebrities and socialites at the charity auction.
Bidders at the event included Strictly stars Anton Du Beke, James and Ola Jordan, EastEnders actress Lorna Fitzgerald and cabinet minister Oliver Letwin, although Boris, who led the Vote Leave campaign in the lead up to the EU referendum, was not present.
One offer for the breakfast was made but the would-be lot winner retracted the accidental bid, as one guest heckled: “Can I pay in Euros?”
Event organiser and Dream Ball committee member James Innes eventually stumped up £5,000 for the unique opportunity, saving the former London mayor from total embarrassment.
The auctioneer attempted to soften the blow, saying: “This is sterling. I can’t believe this is all we’re going to get.”
The Dream Ball was held to raise money to help young people from troubled backgrounds reach their full potential.
Mr Innes later said he was looking forward to enjoying egg and soldiers with the MP, who backed out of the Tory leadership contest last week.
An auction prize of meeting with This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield sold for £6,000 after a bidding battle broke out between several guests, while a painting fetched £14,000.
n OH DEAR: Breakfast with Boris Johnson was a prize that got no bids at the charity auction