Matty Roche, who appeared in the first episode of Channel 4’s controversial show, lifted the lid on what it’s like to lay down your equipment in front of an audience of millions.
A Naked Attraction candidate from Huyton said all about what it’s REALLY like to perform on the show.
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The show does exactly what it says on the can and starts where most appointments end – with the participants seeing each other completely naked.
The former strippergram is no stranger to showing off his body – but he admits that the elephant tattoo on his pelvis is embarrassing.
Hostess Anna Richardson (the only person who stays dressed throughout the show) guides a participant through the process of carving a group of potential candidates until they choose a date.
Huyton-born artist and actor Matty Roche was chosen to go on a date with his fellow contestant Aina – and revealed on television that it wasn’t quite as uncomfortable as one would expect to take off his gear.
He said: “I didn’t find it uncomfortable at all, I’m used to nudity, I’ve been to performances that were naked before, and many of the festivals I go to often have nude saunas.
“It’s not sexual, it’s just about feeling comfortable in your own skin. This is the way we are all born.
The 33-year-old, who had to have a leg amputated after suffering an arterial collapse, admitted that this was indeed his favorite part of the body.
“The part of my body that I hate most is my tattoo. I got it when I was on vacation in Thailand for my 25th birthday, I was pretty drunk and now I regret it, but I am a different person now.
he said: “I see my leg more as a strength than as a weakness. I had to make this choice when I was about 25 years old, but since my collapsed arteries had gone untreated, my leg would have been useless and it would not have been aesthetically pleasing, so it had to be amputated from the top of my knee.
“I thought it would have been much more difficult to be rehabilitated if later in life I had the prospect of losing my leg – possibly when I had a wife and children for whom it would be hard.
However, after the Scouts made an approach via Facebook and explained more about the show, Matty decided that he should take part in an offer to further his acting career.
“I’ve already been to London to do immersive theater, and I thought, why not? It should be done in good taste, and I think it was actually quite scientific,” he said.
Matty, who now has a second job creating chocolate artwork, was initially unsure about the show after being contacted by talent scouts through a casting website, which he joined for acting jobs.