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Popular Channel 4 reality show to return despite 'axe' claims

Naked Attraction hasn't been scrapped

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
11 June 2023
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Channel 4 has denied claims that its popular reality series, Naked Attraction, has been axed. 

The late-night dating show sees single men and women introduced to potential love interests whose naked bodies are gradually revealed to them from the feet upwards. 

Naked Attraction has reportedly been scrapped© Channel 4
Naked Attraction has not been scrapped

The Mail on Sunday initially reported that the controversial programme, which has been on screens since 2016 and is hosted by Anna Richardson, had been canned in an effort to save money.

Taking to Twitter, fans expressed their disappointment, with one person writing: "So @Channel4 you are cancelling popular shows like #nakedattraction and threatening #lastleg. What shows are you keeping?" while another added: "I am fuming, how could they do this to Naked Attraction?"

Anna Richardson hosts the show© Channel 4
Anna Richardson hosts the show

However, Channel 4 has insisted that the series will be returning in 2024. A spokesperson told Metro: "Naked Attraction has not been decommissioned and a new series will return to Channel 4 next year.

"Channel 4 is in robust health, however, like all commercial broadcasters we’re taking some precautionary measures, such as rephrasing some content and production, in response to a downturn in the ad-market.

"The vast majority of our shows have not been affected."

The Mail also reported that several shows, including the celebrity reality show, Scared Of The Dark, and the documentary series, Rescue: Extreme Medics, had also been taken off air. Channel 4 is also said to have scrapped the upcoming reboot of Four Weddings, a reality show that first aired in 2009 and sees brides and grooms attend each other's weddings before brutally ranking them from the venue, food and outfits. 

Scared Of The Dark has been reportedly scrapped© Channel 4
Scared Of The Dark has reportedly been scrapped

Meanwhile, the late-night comedy chat show The Last Leg, which is one of Channel 4's most popular programmes, is set to have the length of its next season cut to save money. 

Adam Hills, who hosts the show alongside Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, responded to the news on Twitter. Sharing a post that linked to an article reporting the news, he tweeted: "I mean, if ever there's a show that can cope with losing a few bits, it's ours."

The upcoming series has been reduced© Channel 4
The upcoming series has been reduced

For those unfamiliar with the show, Adam has previously described it as "three guys with four legs talking about the week," due to the fact that he was born without a right foot and his co-host, Alex, had his right leg amputated when he was a baby.

The upcoming 28th season was set to return in June for a nine-week run, but instead will only be broadcast for seven weeks. 

Reacting to the news on Twitter, one fan wrote: "I'd seen in the British Comedy Guide newsletter that there were going to be less episodes of The Last Leg this time - shame!" 

A second viewer said they'd be "most displeased" if the show was axed. 

Alex Brooker, Adam Hills And Josh Widdicombe host The Last Leg© Channel 4
Alex Brooker, Adam Hills And Josh Widdicombe host The Last Leg

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