Circuses are struggling to fill clown positions as top prospects are often heading into politics instead, it’s emerged.
The number of circus clowns has shrunk to a dangerously low level – and politics is being blamed for snatching up all the best prospects.
‘We used to have half a dozen clowns in our circus. Now we have just one because the rest have retired or gone into politics. And young prospects aren’t even considering a career in the circus any more,’ said Richard Majesty, a worried ringmaster.
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