In this age of celebrity and excess, some people will do anything to get in the newspapers.

That’s why the legs of the Nottingham PR man Will Howell have graced a number of local papers in Nottingham recently while illustrating his attempt to break the record of people dressed up as Robin Hood at one time.

Howell and 1,118 merry men and women dressed up in tights and, we are reliably informed, smashed the old record.

The 28 year old looks respledent in his pixie-style boots and crotch-bursting tights – a dynamite panto combo if ever there was one.