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I can’t bare to go nude, says Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson

The real fling: Anna Richardson says other reality shows ‘focus on everything fake... ours is for real’ PICTURES: CHANNEL 4

NAKED ATTRACTION presenter Anna Richardson has admitted that she is far too much of a prude to go nude on her own show.

The controversial Channel 4 series sees contestants bare all in the hope of being picked for a date.

Talking about whether she would dare to go nude on the show herself, Richardson said: ‘As a 49-year-old, I probably wouldn’t, just because of my generation I don’t think I would have the nuts.

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‘I’m a really confident person, but I don’t think I would have the nuts to do it. If I was 20 and living as part of this generation that was all about Instagram and social media, maybe I would. But no, I am very happy in my spanx and I’m not taking them off.’

The show has sparked complaints in the past but Richardson said it is actually a ‘massive celebration’ of different bodies while other similar programmes focus on perfection.

‘When you look at other reality shows, they tend to focus on perfection, youth, beauty, everything that is really transient and fake in the world,’ she said.

‘With Naked Attraction, we are as real as real can be, and I think that’s why cross-generationally, people really enjoy it.’ Richardson said the show was ‘about acceptance and accessibility’. She added: ‘There’s nowhere else on television you’re going to see naked trans people talking about their bodies.

‘And even though it’s controversial, I think it’s also really celebrated, because even though it’s about nakedness, it’s actually about acceptance and inclusion.’

The fifth series of Naked Attraction returns to Channel 4 on August 21 and Richardson said producers had been inundated with applications.

Contestants this time round include a celebrity, a man with HIV who wants to show that the illness is not a death sentence, and a trans female who was born into a strict Muslim family.

Richardson — who lives with former Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins — said: ‘I think people watch the show and say, “This is so diverse”.

‘You’ve got fat, you’ve got thin, you’ve got old, you’ve got young, you’ve got trans, you’ve got gay…it’s everybody, so it just reflects everyone.’