Still Game’s Sanjeev Kohli has revealed he wouldn’t mind a job cleaning all the Oor Wullies from the BIG Bucket Trail this summer, so he still gets to look at them.
The Glaswegian star was the host of the final Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail auction in Kelvingrove Art Gallery last night, which raised a tremendously braw £419,500 for Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity.
After a dazzling week of auctions in Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, the total raised came to a stunning £1,293,200.
All the statues from the Trail were bought by hundreds of generous bidders and will go to new homes across the country.
But Sanjeev, most well-known for playing Still Game shop owner Navid Harrid, believes he’s the perfect person for taking on the role of keeping them “tarted up.”
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Post, he said: “I might ask if I can get the gig to keep these Oor Wullie statues clean so I can still look at them.
“I’ve got access [as Navid] to a mop, and cleaning fluids, so I need to get in before Isa.
“And I’ve got a van, so I can travel. So if I have to go to Kirkcudbright, or Montrose or Motherwell to tart up the Oor Wullie statues, I’m the guy.
“And I’m very reasonable.”
Sanjeev is renowned as a firm fan of Sunday Post favourite, Oor Wullie, and was even featured as a guest in The Broons earlier this year.
“That was amazing,” he said.
“It’s sitting pride of place on my wall at home. That was a real moment for me, I have to say.
“To feature in The Broons was properly iconic.”
Sanjeev said taking on the role of compering the final instalment of Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail was “lovely,” but he admitted he wasn’t sure exactly which statue he would have bid on had he had the chance.
“To see all of the statues in one room is stunning. They’re all individual works of art.
“I really like Charles Rennie MacKintosh or Jim Hendrix or the Tunnocks one.
“But it’s like choosing your favourite children.
“Saying that, I do have a favourite child. I haven’t told him or her which one it is though.
“Genuinely though, if somebody gave you one of these Oor Wullie statues how could you possibly be disappointed. They’re all amazing.”