Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Naked Truth ; PICK OF THE DAY NAKED ATTRACTION, Channel4 10pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Naked Truth ; PICK OF THE DAY NAKED ATTRACTION, Channel4 10pm

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FULL-FRONTAL nudity as a show's main selling point might not be quite what most of us have in mind for our TV entertainment.

Indeed, as host Anna Richardson puts it, there are bits "boinging and bouncing" around from the off. You'll be horrified and fascinated in equal measure.

This is a dating show, which claims to start where good dates might end - naked. The theory is that we are so influenced by clothes, make-up, filtered photos, push-up bras and so on, that it all gets in the way of finding 'the one'.

So what if everything was stripped away? Could picking a partner based solely on the naked body help people find their perfect match? Or is this really just a gratuitous new TV format? Cue a bizarre game show set up, a bit like Paddy McGuinness's Take Me Out (but more like Take It Off), where six potential (naked) suitors line up in various coloured boxes and a contestant has to pick one, after seeing their body, bit by wobbly bit. …

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