Embarrassing Bodies: Not For The Faint Farted
EMBARRASSING BODIES: Wednesday 3rd February, Channel 4, 9pm ALERT ME
Medical gawp-fest Embarrassing Bodies is back with a waiting room full of wayward willies, extreme flatulance and tubular boobs.
Keith, who is so red-faced about his condition he decided to parade it round on television, has a bent penis “like a horseshoe”.
Despite being armed with the ability to do the dirty round corners, Keith is having no joy in the sack and after a chat with Dr Christian decides to go under the knife.
As usual, viewers are spared none of gore and cameras are let into the operating theatre for the painful-to-watch procedure.
Also showing their bits to a national audience are Elizabeth with her Hobbit-like fungus infected toenails and 23-year-old Jane who has a pair of shoe gazing nipples.
The hidden horrors behind the nation’s gnashers are also revealed with the help of new recruit cosmetic dentist Dr James Russell.
A fresh spin for this series is an upcoming episode focusing on viewers’ photos of their embarrassing rashes, parts and problems which the doctors will diagnose. Pity is due for the poor researcher that has to sort through this inbox of horrors and select the best snaps – surely a contender for the worst job in television?
It’s hard not to wince at some of the unusual ailments presented to Doctors Christian, Pixie and Dawn and this series kicks-off with some leg-crossingly queasy moments.
Long-breasted Jane’s surgeon describes her operation as a “tricky bit of tailoring” as he rips skin from flesh and trouser-coughing Jo is reduced to tears because she “trumps a hell of a lot”.
But that’s what keeps viewers watching between their fingers and even the most squemish among us can’t help but be drawn to the ins and outs of even the most bizarre conditions. And for the patients seeking help, treatment can be truly life-changing.