Airdate: Embarrassing Bodies Down Under

2013-10-02_1028Foxtel’s new local factual Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, based on the UK series Embarrassing Bodies, will premiere later this month on Lifestyle YOU.

The 8 part series produced by Shine Australia features Dr Christian Jessen plus Australian GPs Dr Ginni Mansberg, Dr Sam Hay and Dr Brad McKay.

From inverted nipples and ‘bingo wings’ to testicular cysts and anal warts, these are just some of the issues faced by the everyday Australians featured on Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, a new local production premiering Tuesday October 29 at 9.30pm AEDT on LifeStyle YOU.

Following the same core principal “there’s no shame, we’re all the same”, the local incarnation of this daring and provocative health series will feature the charismatic Dr Christian Jessen from the UK version, alongside three straight-talking Aussie GPs – Dr Ginni Mansberg, Dr Sam Hay and Dr Brad McKay.

Together, these doctors will tackle the obscure medical conditions of the Australian public in an attempt to dispel myths surrounding these sensitive issues, while also spreading important health messages.

Embarrassing Bodies Down Under will showcase an array of highly embarrassed patients, young and old, who suffer from visually shocking and personally mortifying conditions, and are all desperate for some much needed medical attention.

In episode one, on Tuesday October 29 at 9.30pm AEDT, viewers will meet a man suffering from pilonidal sinus or “two bum holes”; a young woman with an abnormally high-pitched voice; an older woman with excessive skin flaking; and a man whose quest to be hair free has left him with multiple sebaceous cysts on his scrotum.

The series will give an intimate insight into not only the patient’s treatment, but also their attempts to cope with the emotional and psychological impact of their illnesses.

Tuesday, October 29 at 9.30pm on LifeStyle YOU.

9 Comments:

  1. Yet another foreign idea reversioned for Australia. Gee those executives at Foxtel are at the cutting edge of originality. Hardly a surprise that only 30% of Aussie households subscribe to this crap.

    • On Judge Judy the show pays for your fine. I suspect medical shows take a similar tactic. But they don’t pay the individual. That testicle show last week showed there is still an audience even if I’m not one of them.

  2. One reason that I suspect this show is popular is more to do with the gross out factor and getting a reaction from the viewers over informing people about these conditions,although i do concede this show does attempt to explain what the conditions these people are suffering from. Overall, I guess I am just cynical about the primary motives of TV networks and TV production companies when it comes to making and screening these shows.

  3. OK David I have no evidence, I admit this. My 2 main points: do we need to have an australian version of this show?; why would most people agree to go on this show and expose their private parts to the viewing public and potentially have members of the public potentially ridiculing and laughing at them if they are recognised? In most cases they can go and see a specialist in a public or private hospital in Australia and get a diagnosis and get treatment for their issue without having to go on camera. If they can`t afford treatment for their condition then I can understand why they would go on this show to get help. One reason that I suspect this show is popular is more to do with the gross out factor and getting a reaction from the viewers over informing people about these conditions,although i do concede this show does attempt to explain what the conditions these people are coming to…

  4. Oh…yay….lets watch some stupid australians show their genitals full of warts, puss, rashes, etc to doctors on live TV. I know their will be people reading this who will think my comments are harsh, but seriously….while I understand why some people would choose to come on this show if they have been misdiagnosed and not treated properly for an ongoing embarrassing medical problem, most people would not do this if there was no real incentive (NB: $$$ to be made for agreeing to show their diseased private parts on camera). Australia`s public health system is not perfect, but is it really necessary to make this program in our country?

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