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Will Young is selling his two Brits and will donate the money to a Thai dog home

The Pop Idol winner won two gongs back in 2003 and 2005

2018-07-02

Will Young is selling his two Brit Awards and the money will go to a Thai dog home.

The openly gay Pop Idol winner won the Best Breakthrough Act in 2003 and then the Best Song in 2005, but he is looking to sell the gongs for £5,000 as they remind him of an “unhappy time in his life”.

Speaking to the Sun, the ‘Leave Right Now’ singer said: “People think I am mad to get rid of my Brits but to me they are just a reminder of a not very happy time in my life.

“I would rather the money go to the dogs. Then I am turning bad into good. That’s just the way I want to be.”

This news comes just weeks after the singer revealed he was taking an “elongated” break from music.

He said: “I find doing anything with the hands is very therapeutic.

“I’m taking an elongated break. Actually, I don’t know if I’ll go back to it. I like to do things that get me excited.”