Naked Education sparks 1,200 Ofcom complaints

The complaints relate to nudity before the watershed and to this being presented to participants aged 14 to 16

Anna Richardson hosted Naked Education. (Channel 4)
Anna Richardson hosted Naked Education. (Channel 4)

Controversial TV show Naked Education has been hit with more than 100 new complaints, taking the total to over 1,200.

The Channel 4 series — which is all about body positivity and sees Naked Attraction star Anna Richardson, Yinka Bokinni and Dr Alex George on a mission to normalise all body types — has sparked a backlash thanks to pre-watershed nudity.

It started earlier this month, with the instalment on 4 April receiving 930 complaints.

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And Ofcom has now confirmed it has had another 63 complaints for that episode.

The episode that aired on 18 April has been slapped with 53 complaints, taking the cumulative total to 1,201.

The broadcasting watchdog confirmed to Yahoo that the complaints related to nudity before the watershed, and to this being presented to participants in the programme aged 14 to 16.

Naked Education has sparked debate on social media, with some viewers calling it “inappropriate”.

One tweeted: “Why are teenagers watching naked bodies on TV?? Watching ppl strip naked? #NakedEducation what is going on @Channel4.

“How did this get approved? First time seeing it and I cringed.”

“This is wrong!!” insisted another, while one posted: “The #NakedEducation series is inappropriate for children.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Dr Alex George attends the Jaguar suite, an official Partner of Wimbledon on July 08, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Jaguar UK)
Dr Alex George in 2021. (Getty Images for Jaguar UK)

However, others have praised its body positive message.

“Just because it's uncomfortable doesn't mean it's wrong,” said one, adding: “Let's embrace body positivity and have open conversations about nudity and sexuality.”

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“Brilliant for adults and teenagers and especially for parents to watch their kids (when they feel it is appropriate for them),” said somebody else.

“One of the best things Channel 4 has done for a while.”

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