Welsh crooner Tom Jones has sent out a plea to his middle-aged female fans - to stop throwing their underwear at him.

The DELILAH singer, 64, has been showered with bras and panties for decades and is finally tiring of his fans' concert gestures.

Jones says, "I want it to end because it has lost all its meaning.

"When it first started, it was very sexy. A woman actually took her underwear off and threw it at me on stage. Nobody had ever done that before.

"It was very daring and very sexy. Then it became a joke.

"If I'm doing a ballad and trying to create a mood, then undies appearing from nowhere and then it's a problem. But you can't tell an audience what to do."

11/02/2005 03:10