Rod Stewart leaves Chris Evans shocked as he gives up gift from early days with wife Penny

Sir Rod Stewart, 75, joined forces with Chris Evans, 54, to help raise money for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. Today, the singer caught up with the host to discuss the items he gave up for the auction.

Rod, thanks so much, I really appreciate it

Chris Evans

At first, Rod began by telling listeners that he and his wife Penny Lancaster rummaged around the house to find items of worth to sell. 

He then informed fans that a Celtic shirt he put in the auction was the only one signed by him.

Rod also kindly put his Cartier watch up for sale, which he bought in the early stages of his marriage to Penny.

Giving background about his watch, the singer added: ”I think I told you I bought that when I met Penny back in the day when I was on holiday in the south of France.


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“It’s a beauty, it’s a men’s watch, it’s a summer watch, it’s white. And everybody has seen it because I wear it so much on stage.”

“Rod, thanks so much, I really appreciate it,” Chris replied.

The Maggie May hitmaker added: “I’ve got lots of other stuff if you want it,” which prompted a stunned Chris to reply: “Woah!”

The host then informed Rod that his watch was currently at a bidding of £6,000.

Chris and his team set up the auction to sell unwanted items to help NHS frontline workers amid the pandemic.

The presenter put forward items such as an Olympic torch from the London Games in 2012 and the front wing of the late James Hunt’s car.

Chris had previously told listeners he and his family had rediscovered the items in their garage.

At the time, he said: “Today we start our family Evans garage sale for the NHS.

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“We’ve done it – we’ve put together this website with a very, very nice man who runs a company called Bid In.

“I’ve never met the guy but he’s an absolute superstar.

“One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the auction will go to the NHS charity which needs it most come one minute past midnight on Saturday morning, when the auction closes.”

In total, the team raised £492,164 for their items, and with the help of donations.


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Last month, Rod gave fans an insight into him clearing out his garage during lockdown. 

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, he shared two pictures of him displaying various items in his skip truck.

He wrote: “Taking this time at home to have a clear out of the garage.”

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show continues weekdays at 6.30am on Virgin Radio.

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