Wanted: Hairy faced man – no fake beards. Circus freak show advertises for ‘wolf boy’ at JobCentre
It is not your usual job advert – alongside vacancies for shelf stackers and shop assistants, a circus has been trying to recruit a ‘wolf boy’ to fill a bizarre role in its freak show.
The group have already lined up a famous hirsute Mexican but were hoping to find home-grown talent to fill the gap
By Telegraph reporters
08 Jan 2013
The Circus of Horrors, finalists in Britain’s Got Talent, is looking for a genuine man or woman with Hypertrichosis – a rare condition which causes sufferers to sprout hair all over their face.
Successful candidates must be genuinely hairy and no fake beards or chest wigs are allowed.
The listing, on government website Directgov, states that hopeful applicants must have "strong circus skills" and all their own hair.
It reads: "All applicants must be genuine, people with beards or wearing masks will not be accepted, although a woman with a beard may be considered under a different job opportunities.
"All applicants must also have Circus skills to a high standard.
"They must also have a minimum of 60,000 hairs growing on their face and linking up with the hairline, hair on the head is not included in this specification."
The group have already lined up a famous hirsute Mexican called Jesus Aceves but were hoping to find home-grown talent to fill the gap.
The job runs from January 10 to 23 March when the COH embarks on its nationwide tour.
The circus was a massive hit with judges when it appeared on the 2011 series of Britain's Got Talent.
Judge Simon Cowell said: "I loved it and I'm sure the royal family would love to watch this."
Dr Haze, the ringleader and circus founder, said: "We have already got one wolfman but the more the merrier.”