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Wednesday, July 1, 1998 Published at 21:01 GMT 22:01 UK


UK

RE teacher in 'Full Monty' shame resigns

The teacher was praised in pubs for going "The Full Monty"

A religious education teacher has resigned after ex-pupils spotted him doing the "Full Monty" as a stripper.

Robert Fraser, 46, gave a moral lead by day, and at night he was lead attraction in pubs and at hen nights.

But he was recognised while stripping and someone tipped off Oakmead College of Technology in Bournemouth, Dorset.

He resigned after a disciplinary hearing at the college where he had worked for 18 months.

The father-of-three, who earned up to 1,000 a week stripping, said he needed the part-time work to pay mounting debts and a large mortgage.

"I tried various part-time jobs but found myself running faster and faster to stand still."

'It's not sex'

As the pressure mounted, he answered an advert in a local newspaper for kissogram staff, and the bookings for stripping started to roll in.

"Striptease is an art form - it's not sex," he said.

"There was nothing illegal or dishonest about what I was doing. If I had been a roofer or a bricklayer it would have been viewed very differently."

But Mr Fraser, who was head of personal social education to 1,100 pupils, said: "I always accepted there was a moral contradiction in what I was doing."

A former pupil who recognised Mr Fraser at a hen party said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw who was dancing around in a G-string.

"He was quite upfront about it. He seemed almost pleased to be recognised."

Another woman who saw his routine said: "Someone recognised him and said he was wearing the same jacket he used to wear when he taught her."

'Rob is great'

One Bournemouth landlord said: "Rob is great - one of the few prepared to go all the way and take everything off."

His agent, Dave Woodbury, said: "Robert is quite an exhibitionist.

"He's the oldest stripper on our books, but he's a good mover and keeps himself in shape.

"He used to turn down jobs in pubs and clubs where he thought he might bump into pupils, parents or colleagues.

"That was his biggest fear - someone going up to him saying 'sorry sir, I didn't recognise you without your clothes on'."





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