"Does anyone want a banana that's had my lips around it?" So asked Kate Garraway from GMTV.

Yes, said online insurance broker Screentrade, and backed it up with a bid of £1,650 for the half-eaten fruit. The company bought the fleshy morsel from online auction site eBay.

Why they would do it, Backchat has no idea.

The broker says: "We thought it might generate a bit more fun around the office."

Kate Garraway says: "It's brilliant, if not a little weird."

Backchat says: "You decide."