It's not unusual to insure your chest hair

Lloyd’s has a long history of insuring bits of celebrities’ bodies.

Ugly Betty star America Ferrari has insured her smile, for instance, while Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich (for metal fans) has insured his hands.

Now, it has emerged that Welsh crooner Tom Jones – famous for songs It’s not unusual and Sex bomb (the editor’s favourite) – has apparently approached the market to insure his chest.

According to the Daily Mirror, underwriters were initially wary of the idea, but eventually agreed to a £3.5m sum.

“Like a vintage wine, Tom just gets better with age,” the Mirror’s source said.