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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Naked Attraction
Series title over images of naked bodies
GenreDating game show
Presented byAnna Richardson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series7
No. of episodes40 (as of 8 December 2020)
Production
Production locationsThe London Studios (2016)
dock10 studios (2017–present)[1]
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companyStudio Lambert
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release25 July 2016 (2016-07-25) –
present

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. A fourth series aired the same year, a fifth in 2019, and a sixth and seventh in 2020.

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.[8]

Germany, Denmark, Italy, Finland and Poland have also made their own versions of the show.

ProductionEdit

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 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.[9]

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

Series overviewEdit

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)
5521 August 2019 (2019-08-21)18 September 2019 (2019-09-18)
659 January 2020 (2020-01-09)6 February 2020 (2020-02-06)
7510 November 2020 (2020-11-10)8 December 2020 (2020-12-08)

EpisodesEdit

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, chose from a mixed group of men and women, and eventually selected Rebecca, 24, a psychology student.
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-sex 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.
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 second contestant was 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 for the two-week meet-up.
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. When they returned 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 Kymberlynn. After five weeks they both complained they had no texts or contact from the other. Kymberlynn 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 is looking for a change from the usual body-builder types, who lack sparkle, while Dom seeks 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 wants 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 eight years; he was settling down in Bristol but 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 is tired of meeting 'boys' and hopes to meet a real man in the buff. And after 200 dates all over the world, Louise is 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 series 2) sought a princess to "help pop his cherry." Matt and Mary were looking for a third person to join them in a relationship.
172"Chris & Louise"31 August 2018 (2018-08-31)1.76
Former club rep Chris was hoping to meet someone to settle down with, while technophobe Louise was 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 was looking to settle down but kept scaring her dates off. Ryan hoped 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, was the first chooser, followed by 50-year-old David from Maidstone, a divorcee after 24 years of marriage with a brand-new outlook on life.

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
Jamie, a 28-year-old musician from Edinburgh, felt that his job didn't allow him to find a long-lasting relationship. He picked 22-year old horse trainer Adalee. Jasmine, a 20-year old student from Bognor with ME, picked 22-year-old retail worker Tom.
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. And Alex the window cleaner seeks someone who'll take a shine to his fit body.
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. Basingstoke barista Clarissa seeks her dream woman.

Series 5 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
261"Stephanie & Bethany"21 August 2019 (2019-08-21)N/A
Looking for love this time, 30-year-old Stephanie, a clumsy girl who never gets a second date, and first-time lesbian Bethany.
272"Judith & Rigby"28 August 2019 (2019-08-28)N/A
Hot tub installer Rigby has seen the world, sampled its delights, and now gets naked seeking a partner. And breast cancer survivor Judith lets loose to bag herself a man. Lauren Harries appears in this episode.
283"Pablo & Rapper Leon"4 September 2019 (2019-09-04)N/A
Pablo is HIV positive and wants to break the stigma about his condition. Rapper Leon attracts the wrong sort of lady.
294"Michelle & Adam"11 September 2019 (2019-09-11)N/A
Mum Michelle, who's a big fan of Titanic, goes naked in the hope of finding her own leading man. Gym bunny Adam from Essex hopes his body confidence will help him meet a partner who's fit like him.
305"Amira & Andy"18 September 2019 (2019-09-18)N/A
Trans-woman Amira finally feels happy in her skin and seeks a man who's proud to show her off. Rugby player Andy has a soft centre to share with a girl for romantic nights in.

Series 6 (2020)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
311"Emmy-Lou & Charlie"9 January 2020 (2020-01-09)N/A
Emmy-Lou from Brighton hopes it's third time lucky while forensics student Charlie strips down as he seeks his ideal partner in crime.
322"Alex & Laura"16 January 2020 (2020-01-16)N/A
Flight attendant Alex has never had a serious relationship. Horse loving Laura wants to find herself a sexy stallion.
333"Hollie-Anna & Jaison"23 January 2020 (2020-01-23)N/A
Looking for love this time are 25-year-old estate agent Hollie-Anna, who wants a long-term relationship, and 29-year-old Jaison who feels like he's exhausted his local dating pool
344"Glyn & Jamie"30 January 2020 (2020-01-30)N/A
Looking for love this time are 60-year-old Glyn who blames his lack of love on his disco dancing past, and 28-year-old Jamie who goes on hot dates but keeps being served cheaters
355"Hope & Kurt"6 February 2020 (2020-02-06)N/A
Model and wrestling fan Hope needs help to find a man with a slamming body, and 28-year-old veterinary student Kurt who gets tongue-tied talking to the ladies

Series 7 (2020)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
361"Brian & Shaida"10 November 2020 (2020-11-10)N/A
Twenty-three-year-old Brian from Kent, who is a virgin and has no clue about sex, and 27-year-old Shaida from London, who's feeling the pressure to settle down, strip to find their perfect partner
372"Leanne and Conor"17 November 2020 (2020-11-17)N/A
Recently divorced Leanne wants an experimental guy to share her new-found love of sex and ice cream. Ex-US marine Conor has seen plenty of action but struggles to talk to women.
383"Jessica and Clare"24 November 2020 (2020-11-24)N/A
Jessica, who's 28, is a real-life Bridget Jones who wants the perfect man to bring out her naughty side. Opera singer Clare, who's 21, is looking for someone who hits all the right notes.
394"Raheem & Jerome"1 December 2020 (2020-12-01)N/A
Professional dancer and virgin Raheem wants a man who can pop some moves on the dancefloor and in the bedroom. Rugby player Jerome needs a confidence boost to find his lucky lady.
405"Nicola & Mark"8 December 2020 (2020-12-08)N/A
Nicola's been divorced twice but is still young at heart and hopes for a new love. Mark, who has Crohn's disease, has lost his body confidence but is now ready to conquer his fear.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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