A SWEATY old t-shirt worn by Outlander star Sam Heughan has been sold for over $5000 (£3465) in an online auction.
The Scottish actor donated one of his old workout t-shirts to the Hollywood Charity Horse Show who received a whopping bid of $5025 (£3477) before the auction closed yesterday.
The lucky winner is anonymous but wins the star’s old ‘My Peak Challenge’ t-shirt, which originally cost about £30 and which he has personally signed.
The charity, which is spearheaded by former Star Trek actor William Shatner, raises funds for a range of children’s charities across the United States.
The shirt was placed on bidding site Silent Auction Pro with a minimum bid of $50 (£34) but has sold for 100 times that amount as Outlander fans tried to outbid each other on the ‘priceless’ item.
Heughan retweeted a humorous video of someone sniffing a shirt on his Twitter accound to celebrate the incredible amount raised.
The tweet shows a woman sniffing clothes on a washing line and reads: “Someone spent $5000 on Sam’s sweaty tshirt. I think this is a highly accurate representation of what they’ll do with it.”
The item was auctioned off as part of The Hollywood Charity Horse Show, for which numerous other pieces of entertainment memorabilia had been donated and signed by celebrities to help raise money for the charity.
Other ‘priceless’ items to sell at the auction included a Breaking Bad photo, signed by stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and a framed Star Trek poster book, signed by William Shatner himself.
Also up for auction were a set of Star Trek pyjamas and an iPad mini, which sold for $300 (£208), 16 times cheaper than the amount paid for Heughan’s sweaty gym shirt.
Sam’s fans have taken to social media to praise the amount raised for charity and express their surprise at the price paid for the old t-shirt.
Twitter user @Threekidlets said: “wow! I was wondering how high that was going to go! Maybe you have a profitable idea on your hands #sidejob #workout.”
@Chellybeenz tweeted: “is anyone else starting to think the entire contents of Mr H’s wardrobe could end world hunger?”
@nois_faida said: “Sam, that was a amazing gift to charity. You’re a good man to sweat that out for everyone.”
Heughan and Shatner have developed something of a Twitter ‘bromance’ over recent months, with the pair engaging in regular ‘banter’ via social media.
In February this year, Heughan suggested that Shatner had “had too much of that LA sun” after he suggested that a Scotch whisky was meant for him rather than the Outlander star.
The following month, the pair were at it again, this time talking about the dolls of their television alter-egos that fans could buy.