PAISLEY crooner Paolo Nutini has stepped in to buy Lewis Capaldi's famous Chewbacca mask after an original doner pulled out.

The Candy star, 32, donated £10,000 to the charity Tiny Changes - and now plans to raffle the mask off to raise even more cash.

Someone You Love singer Lewis, 22, wore the mask on-stage at TRNSMT earlier this month.

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The moment was a dig to Noel Gallagher, above, who previously said that the Scottish star looked like the Star Wars character and should enjoy his 15 minutes of fame.  In an on-going spat, Gallagher also referred to Scotland as a 'third-world country' when talking about Capaldi.

But Capaldi got his revenge by wearing the mask on-stage and covering Oasis hit Don't Look Back in Anger. He even renamed it Don't Look Back Chewbacca during his Sunday set at the Glasgow Green festival.  Paolo has now set up a ‘text to enter’ competition to give the Chewbacca mask away whilst raising more money for Tiny Changes.

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Tiny Changes is a charity that supports efforts to improve mental health in children and young people in Scotland.

It was launched following the death of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, above, in May 2018.

The charity takes its name from a lyric from the Frightened Rabbit song “Head Rolls Off” (“While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth”).

The original auction was set up by a TRNSMT festival staff member who lent Lewis his Chewbacca mask for his now-legendary walk on stage at this year’s show. The event is run by DF Concerts.

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Paolo said: "I really wanted to find a way to help out the Tiny Changes Charity. Not only am I a big fan of Frightened Rabbit but I was lucky enough to share the stage with them on various occasions - most memorably for me on Hogmanay in Edinburgh 2017.

“Scott was such a great and honest songwriter who was not afraid to convey what he was going through in such a beautiful and honest way. People could hear and read their troubles in his lyrics and be reminded that they were not alone in how they were feeling. That really is the power of music.

“When I found out what happened regarding the money raised for the kind donation from the team at DF Concerts and Lewis Capaldi, I felt like I could help. The idea is now to give people another chance to take it home and contribute to this very important cause. Big Love."

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Scott's family added: "Once again we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who has gone above and beyond to make this happen. We’d like to thank DF concerts, Paolo Nutini and his team and of course Lewis Capaldi and his face. We hope you can all be a part of this wonderfully weird little story and get your name in the pot to win this mask. Many tiny changes can start the movement for massive changes."

Fans can be in with a chance of winning the Chewbacca mask worn and signed by Lewis Capaldi at TRNSMT. All they need to do is text TC to 84902. Texts cost £1 and all the money goes towards Tiny Changes. The competition will close at midnight on Monday, August 5.

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A DF Concerts spokesman added: “Despite the original bidders pulling out, an amazing amount has now been donated to the brilliant and important Tiny Changes charity. It’s fitting that fellow Scottish singer Paolo Nutini is the one who has saved the day and amazing that fans can now get the chance to enter a raffle to win this piece of memorabilia whilst donating to a fantastic cause.”