Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctioning Golden Globes outfit for Aussie bushfire charity

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is offering fans the chance to win a piece of Golden Globes history in exchange for helping those in need following the devastating bush fires in Australia.

The 34-year-old Fleabag star has offered up her custom made tuxedo suit designed by Ralph & Russo that she wore to the glitzy 2020 ceremony in Los Angeles last month (and which she wore as she collected her awards for her hit BBC show).

The British actress has now put her wares up for sale on eBay – and hopes to raise tens of thousands of pounds to help those in need Down Under.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund, WIRES Wildlife Rescue Emergency Fund, and Wildlife Victoria.

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"We have hatched an amazing plan with Ralph & Russo — we are going to auction it off and the money that is raised from it will go to relief in Australia," the star told The Hollywood Reporter as she explained her decision to offer up her size 12 outfit.

The outfit is made of Black Chantilly lace tailleur and features a silk duchess tuxedo lapel and geometric black and gold ribbon appliqué from the Ralph & Russo Autumn-Winter 2019/20 couture collection.

The suit itself has also been autographed by Phoebe – making it quite the collectors item.

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Explaining her decision to conduct an auction further, Phoebe said: “I’m very excited that this stunning, one-of-a-kind couture tuxedo created by Australian geniuses Ralph & Russo will continue its journey by contributing to this urgent cause.

“If money raised by its auction can help raise funds to fight the disaster in Australia, the future impact of this suit will be far greater than the luck it brought me and the Fleabags team at the Golden Globes last weekend,” she continued.

“To add to its allure… I spent most of the night brushing it past and rubbing it up against all the sparkly people I could find. These threads are laced with legends!" she added.

Fans have until Monday 20 January to bid for the item – with the cost currently shooting above $70,000 AUS dollars (over £36,000).

So far the devastating wildfires in Australia have claimed the lives of at least 25 people – while it is believed more than half a billion animals have perished in the flames.

Smoke from the fires has blown 11,000 km across the ocean reaching as far as Chile – while the blazes raging across the country can be seen from space.

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