Naked Attraction

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Naked Attraction
Series title over images of naked bodies
GenreDating game show
Presented byAnna Richardson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes25 (as of 29 November 2018)
Production
Production location(s)The London Studios (2016)
dock10, MediaCityUK, Greater Manchester (2017–present)[1]
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Studio Lambert
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release25 July 2016 (2016-07-25) –
present

Naked Attraction is a British dating game show in which a clothed person selects one contestant to reject out of six naked people, whose bodies and then faces are revealed through successive rounds, from the feet up.[2][3] Once those six have been whittled down to two, the person deciding then appears nude to select one of them for a fully clothed date. The programme then presents their feedback after the date. It premiered on Channel 4 on 25 July 2016 and is presented by Anna Richardson.[4]

In November 2016, Naked Attraction was renewed for a second series,[5] which began airing on 29 June 2017. In February 2018, the show was renewed for a third series,[6][7] which began airing on 24 August 2018 and a fourth series aired the same year asthe third series.

The show received a flood of complaints from viewers to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom due to the full frontal nudity that this show contains. However, Ofcom chose not to investigate as there was nothing that breached their rules and that the show was purely a dating show and does not contain sexual activity and was also shown after the watershed.[8]

Production[edit]

Each episode can take up to twelve hours to film, although the contestant choosing a date only has to disrobe for fifteen minutes. The resultant date takes place at 9:00 am the next day. The picker has to have someone with him/her at all times to make sure they don’t accidentally bump into one of the contestants, and if one of the contestants needs a toilet break, they must be escorted by a member of staff out so the picker doesn't see them leave their coloured booth.[9]

Contestants do not receive payment for participating, but standby contestants are given £75 for being in the room.[10][11]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1525 July 2016 (2016-07-25)22 August 2016 (2016-08-22)
21029 June 2017 (2017-06-29)8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)
3424 August 2018 (2018-08-24)14 September 2018 (2018-09-14)
4625 October 2018 (2018-10-25)29 November 2018 (2018-11-29)

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"Aina and Mal"25 July 2016 (2016-07-25)1.79
Aina Roxx, a music producer from London, selected Matty Roche, 33, an artist from Merseyside with an artificial leg, from six males. Mal, 24, a lingerie designer and masseuse from Guildford, was not sure whether to pick a man or woman but eventually selected Rebecca, 24, a psychology student, from a line-up of both men and women.
22"Darryl and Ania"1 August 2016 (2016-08-01)1.72
'DJ Darryl' Williams, a 33-year-old DJ from Wolverhampton, picked Maria, 22, administrative assistant. Ania Crosby, 20, an English student and ballet teacher from Preston (now in the nineteenth series of Big Brother in 2018), picked Jamie, 24, a roofer.
33"Tracy and Matthew"8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)1.44
Single mum and former Page 3 model Tracy Kiss, 28, from Bedfordshire picked Mark, an electrician from six men. Matthew, a phone salesman from London, selected Katie, 25, an events manager, from a line-up of women.
44"Sapphire and Kieron"15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)1.34
Residential care worker and university graduate Sapphire from Kent, 23, picked Natasha, 30, a dancer, from six women. Kieron, 32, an account manager, picked Alisha, a trainee tattoo artist from West Yorkshire, from six women. She had previously been rejected by Darryl in Episode 2.
55"Rebecca and Dan"22 August 2016 (2016-08-22)1.43
Rebecca Draper, a 24-year-old barmaid and aspiring singer and actress from Nottinghamshire, picked Sam, 21, a project manager, from six men. Dan, 25, a development manager from Durham, picked Sam, 24, an entrepreneur, from six men.

Series 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
61"Dom and Izzy"29 June 2017 (2017-06-29)1.54
Dominic, 21, an Amsterdam-based physiotherapy student from Winchester, chose Tamara, 23, a visual merchandiser from Wales. However, following their date, rejected contestant Jess, 20, a post office worker from Cockermouth, contacted Dom via social media and they started dating. Izzy, 22, a pansexual psychology student, selected Eve, 25, a burlesque performer, from mixed-gender contestants.
72"Marlie and Adam"6 July 2017 (2017-07-06)1.46
Marlie, 19, a university student and dancer from Wakefield, picked Danny, 21, a steel worker. Adam, 30, from Bradford, picked Sophia, 21.
83"Adele and Jack"13 July 2017 (2017-07-13)1.63
Sales Adviser and former cancer patient Adele, 26, from North Lanarkshire, chose Jordan, 26, an insurance supplier. Jordan did not contact Adele after the first date, did not contact the production team and did not appear at the two week meet up. In the second half, Jack chose Kim, 27, from the final pair of women, the other contestant being Kim's best friend, Becca. The first clothed date went well and judging by the body language at the meet up two weeks later, both were attracted to each other.
94"Gemma and Jennafer"20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)1.41
The first contestant was 24-year-old beautician Gemma from West Sussex. She had dated a few "love rats" and was now searching for her Prince Charming. The man she chose appeared to be an excellent match judging by how well they interacted at the two week meet up. The second contestant was a 28-year-old bisexual tattoo artist Jennafer, who declared that she was fed up of men and wanted to find the perfect woman. In the end she picked a blue haired woman and they both appeared again for the two week meetup, appearing to enjoy each others' company
105"Cathy and Adam"27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)1.59
Cathy was 43 and looking to start a family. She picked a 62 year old taxi-driving bodybuilder and the first date went extremely well. But when they turned up a month later both claimed the other had ignored their texts. A fast forwarded verbal battle ensued ending with neither even looking at the other and Cathy just repeatedly shouting "stupid" at her date. In the second part Adam, a 24 year old technophobe who is nicknamed Jesus because of his appearance, chose 22 year old Kimberly. Again the first date went very well but again, after 5 weeks when they met both complained they had no texts or contact from the other. Kimberly was especially upset as she felt she had been made a fool of and Adam admitted he might have something to learn about human relations and even technology.
116"Sophie and Dom"4 August 2017 (2017-08-04)1.32
Gym addict Sophie was looking for a change from the usual body-builder types, who lack sparkle, while Dom sought his perfect man to waltz him down the aisle.
127"Judy and Craig"18 August 2017 (2017-08-18)1.52
28-year-old Judy from Glasgow has been scaring off the men with her direct approach to dating. 29-year-old Craig from Oxfordshire wanted to find someone to settle down with and start a family.
138"Ray and Jimmy"25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)1.26
Ray from Swindon was fed up of dating bad boys and wants to find a nice guy. Australian Jimmy had been travelling the world for 8 years; he was settling down in Bristol but was struggling to find someone to share his life with.
149"Mark and Justin"1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)1.39
Mark from Sussex appeared in the first series of the show, inside one of the boxes, but was rejected. He did the choosing this time. Justin from London was fed-up of girls 'friend-zoning' him.
1510"Alesia and Louise"8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)1.63
Psychology student Alesia was tired of meeting 'boys' and hoped to meet a real man. After 200 dates all over the world, Louise was ready to meet her soulmate.

Series 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
161"Josh and Matt & Mary"24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)1.90
Twenty-year-old virgin Josh (who appeared as a contestant in season 2) seeks a princess to help pop his cherry. And Matt and Mary seek a third person to join them in bed, Matt & Mary are also appearing on Channel 4's Gogglebox in 2019.
172"Chris & Louise"31 August 2018 (2018-08-31)1.76
Former club rep Chris goes naked, hoping to meet someone to settle down with. And technophobe Louise is looking to meet an old fashioned gentleman to sweep her off her feet.
183"Leah & Ryan"7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)1.61
Bisexual 30-year-old fashion designer Leah is looking to settle down but keeps scaring her dates off. Ryan is hoping to find love, despite being born with the life limiting disorder cystic fibrosis.
194"Richard and David"14 September 2018 (2018-09-14)1.63
Richard from Darlington, a 27-year-old singer in a Take That tribute band, takes part in the dating show. Next is 50-year-old David from Maidstone, a divorcee after 24 years of marriage, who has a brand new outlook on life. Will he find a kindred spirit?

Series 4 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
201"Charles & Lee"25 October 2018 (2018-10-25)N/A
Student Charles hopes to turn his disastrous love life round. And non-binary pansexual Lee is open to all genders as well as seeking acceptance from a lover.
212"Zoe & Derry"1 November 2018 (2018-11-01)N/A
Zoe is into the 'natural look', but is struggling to meet someone who shares her enthusiasm. Derry worries his jet-set lifestyle is ruining his chances of finding love.
223"Jamie & Jasmin"8 November 2018 (2018-11-08)1.38
Edinburgh musician Jamie is tired of the life of groupies and flings and seeks a deeper connection. Jasmin from Bognor has ME and needs acceptance from a new lover. Jasmin began to feel tired at the end of the date, blaming her ME. However, she did not even turn up for the reunion four weeks later, simply sending a text to her date the night before. He did not seem to mind either way.
234"Millie & Alex"15 November 2018 (2018-11-15)N/A
Having exhausted Cornwall's dating pool, Millie hopes to finally wave goodbye to laidback surfers. The date went well but they never met up afterwards, blaming the distance between him and Cornwall. Alex the window cleaner seeks someone who'll take a shine to his fit body. He picked a heavily tattooed burlesque performer over a German actress and the date went very well with both happy to meet again, weeks later.
245"Katie & James"22 November 2018 (2018-11-22)N/A
Self-confessed 'dating disaster' Katie, from Bristol, is looking to turn her luck around. Student James has a thing for heels and glitter and hopes to meet an open-minded guy.
256"Rose & Clarissa"29 November 2018 (2018-11-29)1.00
Fitness fan Rose feels her body's getting all the attention and her love life's struggling. The date was full of silences and they did not meet up after parting. Basingstoke barista Clarissa seeks her dream woman. Will the naked pods bring joy? She chose a 19 year old blonde and the date went very well, ending up with a night in a hotel room together. However when they met up it turned out they had not met again as her choice had just started a relationship before the show. Clarissa happily admitted she was glad it had not gone further, for that reason.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Bryan, Scott (26 July 2017). ""Naked Attraction" Is The Most Utterly Stupid Dating Show On TV". BuzzFeed News.
  4. ^ O'Donovan, Gerard (26 July 2016). "Naked Attraction: How low can this Channel 4 dating show go?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ Foreman, Polly (10 November 2016). "Naked Attraction is RETURNING for a second series". Heat. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Naked Attraction Series 3 Renewal Announced by Channel 4". Premiere Date. PremiereDate.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Naked Attraction returns for third series - and here's how you can apply". tellymix.co.uk. tellymix.co.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
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  9. ^ Laws, Roz (28 June 2017). "Naked Attraction: What REALLY goes on behind the scenes". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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