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Monday 24 July 2017

Anonymous bidder pays €10,000 for Tubridy's elf jumper

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

THE Christmas jumper that Ryan Tubridy wore on 'The Late Late Toy Show' has been auctioned for €10,000.

The RTE presenter hosted an appeal live during his radio show to auction off the green and white, elf-style pullover (pictured).

It was done to raise funds for the 2FM Toy Appeal, in association with St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

The winning bidder, who wishes to remain anonymous, is now the proud owner of the festive jumper worn by Tubs.

Over 1.3 million people tuned in on November 30 for the latest instalment of the 'Toy Show', ranking it as the highest-rating TV programme of 2012 to date.

Speaking after the sale, Tubridy said: "€10,000 is a lot of money today and it's going to make an enormous difference this Christmas to lots of people. The jumper has made people laugh – and cry – and today it did a good job for the St Vincent de Paul."

Last year, some 60,000 toys, worth around €1,200,000, were donated through the The 2FM Toy Appeal for SVP. Listeners can donate toys at SuperValu's 195 stores, and can also donate online at www.2fm.ie/toy appeal or at www.svp.ie/toy store.

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