Latin singer Ricky Martin has beaten off competition from celebrities including Ben Affleck and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in an online auction, after a fan bid $48,200 (GBP26,780) to have dinner with him.

One wealthy bidder paid $25,300 (GBP14,060) to eat with Affleck, while another spent $27,300 (GBP15,170) to enjoy dinner with DiCaprio.

Meanwhile, the prospect of a meal with Sarah Jessica Parker raised $35,100 (GBP19,500), while dining with Benjamin Bratt made $6,550 (GBP3,640).

The stars each agreed to eat a meal, cooked by various celebrity chefs, with the person who bid the most on auction website eBAY.COM. All monies raised by the auction, which ended on Sunday (03OCT04), will be given to each celebrity's charity of choice.

06/10/2004 17:52