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Robbie Williams centre stage at children's charity auction

By Alex Diaz

Robbie Williams showed you can sing when you're bidding as he made his debut as an auctioneer.

Fans were star-struck when the 41-year-old star made a surprise appearance as 150 of his personal items went under the hammer for charity at Bonhams in London.

It raised £145,000 for a Stoke-on-Trent children's hospice, with an MTV Award selling for £10,625 and a two-piece suit he wore for music video Radio going for £5,250, all including buyer's premium.

Taking bids in front of his wife Ayda Field and father Pete Conway, he sold off a set of handwritten lyrics to his duet with Kylie Minogue - Kids - for £5,500 minus fees.

The most expensive bid of the day was £25,000 minus fees, made over the phone for the handwritten lyrics to Williams' 2013 track Go Gentle.

But the Angels singer got distracted when fan Barbara Veras (26), a doctor from Sao Paulo in Brazil, entered a bid.

He told her: "Haven't I kissed you during a gig?"

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