Celebrity Naked Attraction axed as Channel 4 fails to convince enough stars to strip off

Celebrity Naked Attraction axed as Channel 4 fails to convince enough stars to strip off

PLANS for a celebrity version of Naked Attraction have been scrapped after not enough talent was willing to sign up.

Channel 4 bosses had hoped to film a special edition of the show called Celebrity Naked attraction as a fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer.

Channel 4 bosses have scrapped plans to air a celebrity version of Naked Attraction
Channel 4 bosses have scrapped plans to air a celebrity version of Naked AttractionCredit: Channel 4

But they’ve had to scrap the idea because not enough celebs were keen to strip off on national TV.

Naked Attraction is a dating game show, 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 as they pick

One of the only big names willing to bare all was former Celebrity Big Brother star, India Willoughby, 56.

“I was asked to do the show and I wanted to do it. I was up for it and it was in the pipeline,” she told the Daily Star.

“But unfortunately they couldn’t get enough people, so it went down the pan.”

India said she would still be up for it if Channel 4 bosses ever hoped to revive the idea in the future.

“You only live once. My body is going to deteriorate very soon,” she said.

“If I was going to do the show, it would have to be in the next 12 months or so or everything is going to be hanging around my ankles!”

Naked Attraction host Anna Richardson, 50, has previously said she would like to see a celeb version make it to air.

The failed Celebrity Naked Attraction comes after the show was slammed for its “creepy and non-consensual” new bus adverts.

Londoners who have branded the advert “tone deaf” appears on double decker buses as part of a nationwide campaign.

It displays an advertisement that is completely black except with three arrows pointing up to passengers sitting on the top floor seats.

TfL, Channel 4 and the Global media group were criticised on social media for the campaign, which included a suggestion the person in the top front seat “loves being naked”

One arrow states they ‘Love Naked Attraction’, the second ‘Hates Naked Attraction’ while the final claims the person above ‘Loves being naked’.

Writer Tracy King shared the image on Twitter, saying: “What the hell is this creepy bus ad? You can’t just label non-consenting passengers like that. Does @Channel4 not know how many sexual assaults take place on buses?”

A TFL spokesperson said the organisation works to ensure public transport is a safe environment.

It said confirmed that “any report of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour is investigated and treated extremely seriously”.

The spokesperson added: “We work tirelessly to ensure public transport is a safe environment for everyone, and any report of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour is investigated and treated extremely seriously.

“We have reviewed the ad campaign and decided that it should not continue to run on our bus network. It will be removed as soon as practicable.”

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 26 complaints about the advert.

A spokesperson for the channel said: “This ad is based on a Channel 4 entertainment programme. It was not our intention to cause offence and we apologise if it has done so.”

India Willoughby had signed up for it, but said they couldn't get enough celebs to strip off
India Willoughby had signed up for it, but said they couldn’t get enough celebs to strip offCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Host Anna Richardson is keen to see a Celebrity Naked Attraction at some point in the future
Host Anna Richardson is keen to see a Celebrity Naked Attraction at some point in the futureCredit: Channel 4
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