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Fans of Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom have so far failed to splash the cash for the actor's swimming trunks - with no bids received in a charity auction.
The Canterbury schoolboy wore the Ralph Lauren swimwear during filming for the Pirates of the Caribbean with a signed photograph also up for grabs.
The items were put up for auction on Thursday and have received no bids ahead of the hammer coming down on Saturday. A certificate of authenticity is signed by the actor's mother.
Opening bids are being accepted for £199.99, with proceeds donated to Relate East Kent, which specialises in counselling services.
The charity has shops in Whitstable and Hythe. Board member Willie Cooper bought the trunks at a previous auction in 2010.
Kathryn Parker, from the charity, said: "We have had over 500 page views so all it takes is for one of them to be serious. To be honest the bidding usually starts in the last 24 hours.
"We haven't auctioned anything like this before so I'm not sure how it will go. I'm a bit nervous but we will have to wait and see."
The Lord of the Rings star stunned gym users in Whitstable last month when he popped in Flex Appeal in Tankerton Road for a workout during a visit to the town.
To view the auction click here and for more information on the charity, visit www.relate-eastkent.org.uk.
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