Anna Richardson has shared some behind-the-scenes intel from the set of Naked Attraction, revealing one contestant who became a little, er, too excited, if you know what we mean, and had to be escorted off set to ‘calm down’.
Opening up on the programme – which sees hopefuls strip off all in the name of finding a potential date – Anna said that while ‘it’s not just about boobs and balls’, the naked part is obviously a big part of the series.
In between chatters around the psychology behind the show and its mission of inclusivity and acceptance (‘It’s the least sexy thing you can see on TV’), as well as the obvious absence of pubic hair (‘where have all the pubes gone?!’), Anna was asked about the battle over the temperature control between its contestants who want to look their naked best.
She told the Andy Jaye Podcast: ‘The boys always want the studio to be warm, and they’re all doing that crafty tug behind the pods because they want their manhood to look their very best.
‘They’re always fiddling and touching…whereas the girls want the studio to be freezing because they want their boobs to look their very best.’
Pressed on whether there has been a moment of overexcitement visually behind the scenes from any of the lads preparing to enter the pods – where a screen will slowly rise to show off each part of their body to a prospective partner watching on from the studio floor alongside Anna – the host shared one member-rising moment.
She replied: ‘We did have a couple of seasons ago, there was a young man who I think might have been in the pink pod and he was getting a little bit excited about what was about to happen.
‘So our lovely floor manager, Dave the floor manager, had to go “come on” and just had to escort him off the floor for a little while, just to calm down.
‘And then he was brought back onto set.’
Anna went on: ‘It all happens. Boys being boys – you can’t control your anatomy, can you?
‘So, there’s been a little bit of excitement.’
Naked Attraction is available to stream on All4.