Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Life: Muscled Hunks Are at Your Service; as a Butler in the Buff, Personal Trainer Will Stevens Leads an Unusual Double Life. He Bares All to LIZ LAMB

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Life: Muscled Hunks Are at Your Service; as a Butler in the Buff, Personal Trainer Will Stevens Leads an Unusual Double Life. He Bares All to LIZ LAMB

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Byline: Will Stevens

BY DAY personal trainer Will Stevens dons his tracksuit bottoms and trainers to put fitness fanatics through their paces.

By night he kits himself out in nothing but collar, cuffs and a strategically-placed apron.

Will is not afraid to bare his bits. It's all part of the job.

"I have to wear a little apron that shows off my bum," he laughs.

"Then I have a white collar and cuffs and I just have a bare chest."

Will is one of 150 butlers on the books of Butlers in the Buff, a "male order" company supplying hunky men for birthdays, hen parties and corporate events.

The company was started five years ago by former Royal Marine Jason Didcott, who came up with the idea of scantily-clad men waiting on party guests with a smile and not much else.

The concept has proved popular in the North. Newcastle has become a hotspot for the firm because of its party reputation and popularity with hen parties.

"Demand in Newcastle is overwhelming," says Jason. "We really need more guys from all over the North."

In January a team from Butlers in the Buff came to the region to scout for talent in the city's bars, gyms and sport clubs and a handful of men have now been signed up.

This is how Will, of Fenham, Newcastle, was first recruited nine months ago.

He says: "Someone came into the gym I work in and they were looking for guys.

"They left some fliers and cards. Everyone was chatting about it in the staff room and I thought, 'Why not?'

"A few of the guys thought about doing it but I don't think they had the courage in the end.

"The company said they were not just looking for guys with good bodies but they wanted nice guys who could chat to the clients too."

Will earns pounds 20 an hour to wait at parties without his pants on.

The events range from hen dos to 40th and 50th birthday parties. …

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