New show Naked Education will be ‘one step further’ than Naked Attraction
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Tomorrow sees the launch of a new Channel 4 show which promises to go 'one step further' than Naked Attraction, which was already pretty out there as far as TV went.
Imagine zipping a couple of decades into the past and telling people that one of the major broadcasters would be hosting a dating show where everyone was stark b*****k naked and had their genitals revealed before we saw their face.
Even more incredibly this show is going out pre-watershed, but since it's aiming to promote body positivity perhaps that's rather the point so that everyone can watch it and see the human body as a normal thing.
Naked Education will be hosted by Anna Richardson, who told The Sun's TV Mag the new show would be going further than Naked Attraction did with even more graphic nudity than the dating show.
"Naked Education is sort of one step further than Naked Attraction, as it says: 'Let’s normalise bodies, let’s have the conversation about what we go through and let’s actually educate the nation'," she said.
"I like to make shows that are controversial, that break taboos and that make a difference, and with every single show that I’ve done you can tick one of those boxes."
"Naked Education is a body positive, educational series that is basically aiming to normalise all body types and champion everybody’s differences, so that we can accept that with our clothes off we’re all normal."
Richardson will be joined on the show by co-presenter Yinka Bokkini and Love Island's Dr. Alex George, who said he wanted to help people boost their mental health when it came to their bodies.
Anyone hoping Dr. Alex will be baring all is going to be disappointed, however, as he confirmed 'my clothes do remain on'.
As for the show itself, it'll bring a group of people together to strip down to their birthday suits on camera and demonstrate what normal people actually look like underneath their clothes.
There's a segment of the show called 'Naked Exchange' where strangers will talk about similar situations they've been in with their bodies.
Teenagers will discuss what they think a normal body looks like, while the show will also tackle topics like body hair, the male anatomy (take a wild guess which specific part) and gender reassignment surgery.
Richardson said that on the show, one of the stories she was most excited for people to see was that of Finn and Lucien, both of whom are transgender and talk about their experiences.
Channel 4 has always been a broadcaster with the remit to push the boat out further than other channels, and they've certainly tried plenty of ideas over the years.
The first episode of Naked Education will be showing at 8pm on Channel 4 on 4 April, with the remaining five episodes following on a weekly basis.