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UK running short of dwarfs for stag parties
London, October 07, 2012
First Published: 23:56 IST(7/10/2012)
Last Updated: 23:57 IST(7/10/2012)

Dwarfs are in great demand in the United Kingdom as a new craze for dwarf-themed stag parties hits the nation.

With tiny performers booked so well, it is being said they won't be available for Christmas.

Les Joseph, director of entertainment agency Chosen Events, said that his shorter clients have never been in such demand.

"The bookings are coming thick and fast. I've been in this business for 15 years and I've never known anything like it," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.

"I'm getting at least 20 enquiries a week from all over the country.

"Then there's Halloween, then Christmas, which is usually the busiest time. I really could do with more dwarfs," he said.

The craze for stag-do dwarfs was inspired by stars like JLS singer Marvin Humes, 27, who was photographed handcuffed to a mini­rapper called 5 Cent in Las Vegas in May.

Joseph's standard charge for a stag do is £600 pounds for a five-hour shift.

"They're not just dwarfs, they're entertainers. Some are magicians, some of them juggle but, to be honest, a lot of the time customers just want them to be handcuffed to the stag," he said.

Agent Jacqui Collins, who runs Dwarfs4Hire, said she has been "inundated" with requests for the dwarfs.

Christmas party planners might have to make do with regular-sized bouncers this year, as Collins' performers are about to get very busy with a hectic pantomime season.

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