Naked Attraction

Naked Attraction is a British television dating game show, broadcast on Channel 4. A clothed person is faced with six naked people who are initially hidden in booths. Their bodies and faces are gradually revealed through successive rounds, from the feet up. At each round, the chooser eliminates one naked person until only two are left, when the chooser also takes off their clothes to make the final choice.[1] The chooser then decides which person they wish to go out with, and the two (or, occasionally, three) then go for a fully clothed date. The programme then presents their feedback after the date. It premiered on 25 July 2016 and is presented by Anna Richardson.[2]

Naked Attraction
Series title over images of naked bodies
GenreDating game show
Presented byAnna Richardson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series6
No. of episodes50
Production
Production locationDock10 studios (2016–present)
Running time60 minutes (incl. adverts)
Production companyStudio Lambert
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release25 July 2016 (2016-07-25) –
present

Numerous complaints about the programme were made by viewers to the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom due to the full-frontal nudity that is featured in the programme. Ofcom chose not to investigate as there was nothing that breached their rules: the show was purely a dating show and did not contain any sexual activity, and was shown after the watershed.[3]

ProductionEdit

One contestant reported that 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 a.m. the next day. The picker has to have someone with them at all times to make sure they do not accidentally bump into one of the contestants, and if one of the contestants needs a toilet break, they must be escorted out by a member of staff so the picker does not see them leave their coloured booth.[4]

Contestants do not receive payment for participating, but standby contestants are given £75 for being in the room.[5][6]

TransmissionsEdit

Regular seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 25 July 2016 22 August 2016 5[7]
2 29 June 2017 8 September 2017 10[7]
3 24 August 2018 29 November 2018 10[7]
4 21 August 2019 6 February 2020 10[7]
5 10 November 2020 11 May 2021 10[7]

Naughtiest BitsEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 18 May 2021 15 June 2021 5[7]

International versionsEdit

The TV format was exported to Germany, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden which have made their own versions of the show.[citation needed] The Netherlands had a similar show, called Undress for love, which has changes in format, but the premise is similar. It ran for six episodes in 2018.[citation needed]

Country Name Channel Premiere Presenter
Germany Naked Attraction – Dating hautnah RTL II 8 May 2017 Milka Loff Fernandes
Denmark Date mig nøgen TV 2 10 February 2019 Ibi Makienok
Finland Naked Attraction Suomi Dplay+ 4 December 2020 Marja Kihlström
Italy Naked Attraction Italia Discovery+, NOVE, Real Time 7 February 2021 Nina Palmieri
Norway Naked Attraction Norge Discovery+, TVNorge 22 April 2021 Tuva Fellman
Poland Magia nagości. Polska Player, Zoom TV 3 September 2021[8] Beata Olga Kowalska
Russia Naked Attraction Russia Okko 2022[9] Anna Sedokova
Sweden Naked Attraction Sverige Discovery+, Kanal 5 7 June 2022 Sofia Wistam
Netherlands Undress for Love RTL XL 2018[10] Lieke van Lexmond

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bryan, Scott (26 July 2017). "'Naked Attraction' Is The Most Utterly Stupid Dating Show On TV". BuzzFeed News.
  2. ^ O'Donovan, Gerard (26 July 2016). "Naked Attraction: How low can this Channel 4 dating show go?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ Bosley, Kirsty (7 August 2017). "Ofcom won't be investigating Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ Laws, Roz (28 June 2017). "Naked Attraction: What REALLY goes on behind the scenes". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ Greig, Finlay (1 November 2018). "Naked Attraction contestant reveals what it's really like to be on the Channel 4 show". i. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ McCreesh, Louise (3 July 2018). "These BTS 'Naked Attraction' Secrets May Make You Think Twice About Applying". Bustle. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Naked Attraction". All3Media. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  8. ^ "'Magia nagości. Polska' jednak w telewizji! Kiedy premiera kontrowersyjnego show dla golasów?". Telemagazyn (in Polish). Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Любовь с первого… члена! Анна Седокова стала ведущей шокирующего реалити-шоу" [Love from the first ... member! Anna Sedokova became the host of a shocking reality show]. www.starhit.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Undress For Love". www.rtlxl.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 November 2021.

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