Daphne Hayes, a 47 year old woman from Stockport, has become the first person to successfully sell her husband on the BBC programme, Bargain Hunt.
'I had the idea after watching the programme and noticing that people used it to sell 'unwanted bric-a-brac', a phrase which sounds very much like 'unwanted useless twat' so I decided that I might make a few quid from diposing of Tony, my husband of 23 years, said Daphne.
Daphne continued 'At first BBC executives weren't keen, saying it was illegal to sell human beings in an auction, but when I told them he just sleeps on the sofa all day and could be mistaken for an under-dressed Egyptian mummy, they said it was worth a go.
Mrs Hayes placed a £30 reserve on her husband, and was pleasantly surprised to receive £265 from a Russian human organ dealer, but had to include his spare pair of spectacles and his Rolex watches. An excited Mrs Hayes explained that she would use the unexpected windfall to buy something she really likes 'I quite fancy an iPhone 5, but am about £250 short, so I'll have to sell his laptop on eBay.'