A DRESSING gown which was worn by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson is up for auction in Wareham next week.

A Dorset woman has been lovingly storing the black towelling dressing gown for more than 23 years – after the superstar gave it to her as a present while on his Bad tour.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked Jacko for a photo as he came off stage in Liverpool on 11 September 1988.

But the Thriller star said he could give her something better – the hooded dressing gown as a gift for her birthday the next day.

“With that he took off the black dressing robe and gave it to me,” the woman said.

“The robe has never been washed since that night and has been carefully stored since then.”

The dressing gown is expected to go for between £3,000 and £4,000 in the auction taking place at Cottees saleroom on Tuesday.