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‘Naked Attraction’: 7 X-Rated Things You Didn’t Know About Channel 4’s Nude Dating Show

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29/06/2017 13:22 | Updated 26 July 2017

We’ve only just recovered from the first series of ‘Naked Attraction’, following its debut on Channel 4 last year, and now the nude dating show is back for a second helping.

For the uninitiated (where have you been?), the Anna Richardson-fronted series sees five people stand in glass boxes with their bits out.

They are slowly revealed from the feet up – first their genitals, then torsos, then heads - before getting eliminated one by one by a single ‘picker’. The show’s mantra is: “We like to start where a good date ends… naked.”

Basically, it’s ‘Blind Date’... with knobs on.

The controversial first series resulted in a barrage of complaints, but, undeterred, Channel 4 has commissioned a second series, which kicks off this week.

Here’s all the NSFW stuff you didn’t know about the show...

1. The contestants are naked a LOT

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If you thought the participants only get naked for a few minutes on screen, think again. Each episode can take up to 12 hours to film, which means six poor people are standing around in their birthday suits for half a day. Brrrrrr.

2. The picker, less so

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However, the picker only has to stand there with it all hanging out for 15 minutes. 

3. The new series features even more nakedness

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Last year Channel 4 showed 96 vagina shots and 282 penis shots in its opening 47-minute episode. In the new series opener, the tables have turned with 363 vaginas outnumbering 166 penises. Not that we’re counting (honest).

4. Each contestant is involved in a threesome

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Every contestant has two chaperones to ensure they don’t bump into anyone else taking part - and that includes when they need the loo.

5. Just when you thought you’d seen it all...

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The first series featured a contestant with an elephant tattoo. No prizes for guessing where the trunk was.

6. Who said us Brits were prudish?

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Think the show would struggle to find willing participants? Think again. Thousands applied to take part in the new series. Show offs.

7. For some the show is a real family affair...

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One contestant has his mum to thank for making it onto the show. Dom Newbold’s mum saw an ad for the new series, and thinking that her son would be a good fit, she cut out the article and left it by the telephone – after a few days the 21-year-old student applied. Dom explained: “She said that she thought I would be quite good because I am articulate and hopefully wouldn’t embarrass myself. “We are really close. We have always been open about relationships.”

The new series of ‘Naked Attraction’ airs at 10pm on Channel 4.

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