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As well as, inevitably in this day and age, disfigurement by tattoo. Again, fair enough, except that the woman was duly rejected for being — no euphemism could possibly disguise it — fat.
When only two potential dates are left, they parade naked while the contestant runs the rule over them, and while this doesn’t quite happen literally, in Monday’s opening programme one aspiring suitor was rejected because his penis was too big. The show’s message, loudly amplified by Richardson (the only person who doesn’t get naked, since the contestants eventually have to strip off, before striding off hand in hand with their dates), is that as two people weigh each other up as candidates for a possible relationship, clothes are a distraction, an irrelevance.
The joining fee is pretty steep though at a platinum price of £2,495 and an Associate price of £795.
And speaking of bottoms, how much further down the barrel can Channel 4 scrape?
Will they next conceive a show in which contestants are actually allowed to cop a feel of these naked patsies?
But in a way we could do with such a spirited campaigner again, if only to remind us that shows such as Naked Attraction aren’t nearly as modern and liberating as those who make and broadcast them think they are. For me, as for many people of my generation (I am 54), an annual treat of my childhood was to sit up with my parents watching the Miss World contest on television.
Miss World was an indefensible festival of condescension not only towards women but also towards developing nations and racial minorities (Miss South Africa was white; Miss Africa South was black). ‘Oh yes, now she’s not bad, not bad at all,’ my dad would say from his Parker Knoll armchair, of Miss Denmark. ‘Wait until you see her in a swimsuit.’The three of us would then wait excitedly for the swimwear stage of the proceedings and usually my mother, who for some reason had an uncanny eye for knock-kneed women, would be proved correct.The dating service caters for those with learning difficulties and was founded by Lolita Jones and Pauline Geipel.