Japanese designers have come up with what they claim is the perfect solution for the unattached woman – the boyfriend pillow.

IOL says the pillow is an ideal sleeping partner because it doesn’t snore, hog the duvet – or sleep around.

Each model comes with two shirts in blue and pink, that can be washed and ironed by the dutiful ‘girlfriend’.

And one model also works as an alarm, by shaking to alert the woman when it is time to get up.

A spokesman for the manufacturer said the pillow has been so successful they have had to draw up a waiting list of customers.

He said: “Women of all ages have been queueing round the block to take one home.”

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