Dancers are put through hoops in costume drama

Basketball fans will get more than an eyeful if a top team's dance troupe is unable to find some costumes.

Basketball fans will get more than an eyeful if a top team's dance troupe is unable to find some costumes.

Newcastle Eagles' Showgirls dancers have been left in their birthday suits after discovering their new outfits will not be ready in time for the first performance of the season.

"As it stands at the moment the girls will have nothing to wear at their debut performance," said spokeswoman Sharon Mussett-Harford.

"We are very disappointed and really feel let down but the show must go on and as the girls are not permitted by the BBL (British Basketball League) to perform in their birthday suits we will have to hope and pray that something turns up." The girls ordered their costumes from a Florida-based company but were told they would not be ready until after the Eagles' opening home game of the season against Plymouth Raiders on October 15 at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

Last season the Eagles pulled off the double of the BBL league and cup.

The Showgirls were set up last year by entrepreneur Ms Mussett-Harford and American choreographer Miranda McCrory, wife of retired Newcastle boxer Glenn McCrory.

They are determined to ensure the show goes ahead as planned.

And they are also seeking any companies willing to help them clothe their dance team.

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