Producers of hit TV series Lost have drafted in special bodyguards after sexy actress Evangeline Lilly had her knickers stolen. The underwear heist is thought to be the latest crime undertaken by fans of the show desperate to get close to their onscreen idols.
Twenty six-year-old Lilly said she was amazed when a close friend saw a teenage boy snatching her underwear from the washing line.
The beautiful brunette is quoted by Contact Music as saying: "I had a friend staying who heard a knock at the door while she was in the
"By the time she got to the door, she saw a boy stealing my knickers off the washing line.
"I never got them back!"
Bosses of the popular show took the decision to hire extra security after fearing fans were going to extremes to get closer to the cast.
A set insider said: "Josh was robbed in his home, Evangeline had some underwear stolen and Matthew and his family have been approached several times by fanatical fans.
"The cast are big stars now and they are having to cope with living like big stars."