A Bearded Lady performing in a circus based in the Midlands, revealed this week that her chin isn't the only thing to be covered in unsightly hair - she also has a healthy pair of hairy testicles!
The secret was blown on Monday when, as the circus hit Nottingham, Edna 'Eddie' Manley, performing to a coach party from a local school, dropped her knickers to reveal a pair of prickly knackers any self-respecting red-blooded male would be heartily proud to scratch.
As the schoolchildren shrieked and ran for cover, police moved in and Manley was arrested on a charge of exposing her/himself to minors. She/he was removed to a police station in the city for a closer examination.
When strip-searched by trained police forensic enthusiasts, Manley was found to be covered in hair all over her/his body. No penis was found.
Detective Chief Superintendent Alan Cack, leading the hunt, said:
"This was a terrible thing to do to those poor children. Some have suffered trauma and one has third-degree burns. This may signal the end of the circus in Nottingham."