Andy McNab, the SAS hero turned best-selling author, put his imagination to good use this weekend when, at a charity benefit to raise money for Street Child of Sierra Leone, he auctioned the opportunity to become a character in one of his books.

The winning bid came from the somewhat unlikely source of Frank Timis, the Romanian-born mining and oil multi-millionaire, who parted with a colossal £115,000 for the chance to see himself on the same pages as McNab’s main protagonist, Nick Stone.

With film plans in motion for the Nick Stone series, Timis, 47, may also find himself as a character on the silver screen. Mandrake does not doubt this little detail occurred to him as he was clinching the deal.

Source: The Telegraph