Harrods boss to give Aleksandr meerkat dolls to charity

LONDON - Fans who reserved Aleksandr the meerkat dolls are to miss out after Harrods boss Mohammed Fayed vowed to give all the limited edition run to charity.

Meerkat...dolls to go to charity
Meerkat...dolls to go to charity

The London department store was set to be the exclusive outlet for 5,000 dolls of Aleksandr Orlov, star of VCCP's Comparethemarket.com campaign.

But after the store was deluged with requests to reserve the dolls, Fayed decided to come up with a new solution.

According to The Sun, kids charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Rainbow Trust and hospices for sick children will now receive the dolls.

The dolls had been due to go on sale for £20 each.

Last month, Aleksandr interviewed Baywatch star David Hasselhoff in the first of a series of podcasts.