Naked Jungle Channel5 with Keith Chegwin
The first ever naked game show
In celebration of World Naturist Day 2000, Channel5 and Yorkshire TV produced the UK’s first ever naked game show, Naked Jungle. Keith Chegwin hosted the show with 10 contestants competing for a cash prize. Andy Crawford was proud to be one of them.
Simple nudity caused such a stir
The show was produced in complete innocence and was intended to be a lighthearted approach to nudity but the following day the press derided Keith and the contestants with headlines such as “Plumbing the depths of depravity”. They missed the whole point!
Cheggers was cool and Andy very embarrassed
Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin was originally asked to host the show clothed but opted to join in the spirit of things. He chose to present the show naked – top man! How embarrassing though it was for Andy though, he was knocked out in the first round, he’ll never live it down. Over 2 million viewers tuned in and watched him lose.
A lot of fun anyway
All of us had a great time during the making of Naked Jungle. the temperature in there was over 30 degrees. We all pitied the poor film crew that felt they had to remain clothed – poor souls! And the wardrobe lady never did understand why we didn’t want her dressing robes when not actually filming…