Naked Attraction

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Naked Attraction
Series title over images of naked bodies
Title card used for series 2
Genre Dating game show
Presented by Anna Richardson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 15
Production
Location(s) The London Studios (2016)
Dock10, The Studios (2017–)[1]
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Studio Lambert
Distributor All3Media
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 25 July 2016 (2016-07-25) – present

Naked Attraction is a British dating game show in which a clothed person selects two contestants from six naked people, whose bodies and then faces are revealed in stages from the feet up.[2][3] 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.

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.[6]

Production[edit]

Each episode can take up to 12 hours to film, although the contestant choosing a date only has to disrobe for 15 minutes. The resultant date takes place at 9am 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 bathroom break, they must be escorted by a member of staff out so the picker doesn’t see them leave their coloured booth.[7]

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)

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, 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Binns, Simon (13 July 2017). "Naked Attraction on Channel 4 is filmed in these Manchester bars". Manchester Evening News. M.E.N Media. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Naked Attraction - On Demand - All 4". www.channel4.com. 
  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. ^ Bosley, Kirsty (7 August 2017). "Ofcom won't be investigating Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 
  7. ^ 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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