Clowning around: 'It's the best job in the world'

Matthew Inge is otherwise known as Zaz the Clown.

He takes his small circus, Circus Pazaz, around the UK appearing at village fetes, school fairs, and corporate functions.

But making a living as a clown is becoming increasingly difficult - the number of clowns in the UK is dwindling and Zaz describes it as a dying art form.

BBC News met the man behind the make-up.

Video journalist: Dan Curtis

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