From sperm races to nude parades: Bizarre reality TV shows that make 'Wife Swap' look tame

'Wife Swap' is a reality television series that was first broadcast on the ABC network in 2004 and ran till 2015 and will be returning for a 10-episode season on February 28 on CMT

From sperm races to nude parades: Bizarre reality TV shows that make 'Wife Swap' look tame

'Wife Swap', the spouse-switching show, is back after four years for a brand new season. CMT announced that the show will be returning for a 10-episode season on February 28. 

'Wife Swap' is a reality television series that was first broadcast on the ABC network in 2004 and ran till 2015. In the reality series, families hailing from different social classes and lifestyles swap wives/mothers and, at certain times husbands, for two weeks. 

This show might seem bizarre and weird to some, but it is not really the worst reality TV show that has been created. Here is a rundown of the top five weirdest reality TV shows till date.

Naked Attraction



 

This is by far the weirdest reality TV show I have ever come across. 'Naked Attraction' is a British dating game show. It showcases either a man or woman select one person from six naked contestants and then take on a fully-clothed date. It is highly cringeworthy as the six contestants stand naked while the contestant is shown each part of their body from a cubicle. The contestant chooses one among them for the date and, after the date, they give their feedback. 

'Naked Attraction' premiered in 2016 and has a total of three seasons till date. Though the show received complaints due to its full frontal nudity, it still continues to air because it does not breach the rules and does not contain sexual activity. It is a one-hour episode that airs on Channel 4 and it is still going strong.

Sex Box



 

The British are at it again. After 'Naked Attraction', here is another weird TV show that was again aired on Channel 4. 'Sex Box' is a show that was first started in the UK. The series openly allows couples to do the act inside a box which is placed center stage. And once they were done, the couples were brought to a sofa where they would have to sit and talk about the sex they had in the box and their relationship in general. After airing in the UK for two seasons, the show was also aired in the US in 2015. The US version of 'Sex Box' had just nine episodes out of which four were not aired due to poor ratings.

Sperm Race

The Germans are a step ahead when it comes to weird TV shows. Not with sex or nudity, but with sperms. 'Sperm Race' is a German TV show that aired in 2005. The show consisted of 12 competitors and three doctors. The 12 men donate their sperm which is then frozen. The sperms are then made to race to an egg using a chemical.

The doctors monitor the movement of the sperms which are also recorded on the camera. The winning sperm will mean that the man it belongs to wins a Porche. Although it is weird, thankfully, it does not contain any sex or nudity like the previous two. 

Born in the Wild

If there's a reality TV show that showcases sperm racing, why not have a series that reveals a woman giving birth in the wild. 'Born in the Wild' is a show that ran for just one season. In a generation where modern medicine is too mainstream, this series showcases families that decide to give birth in midst of mother nature. With no epidurals, these women go miles away from the crowd and give birth anywhere in the woods. This is a combination of weird and bizarre. 



 

Bridalplasty

Now, who would not want to compete for a wedding of their dreams? Well, here, you get a plastic surgery for free if you win. 'Bridalplasty' is a reality TV show that ran on E! for one season. It consisted of 12 brides-to-be or already married women competing for a chance to get their dream wedding and plastic surgery. 

In the beginning, each woman gets to make a wishlist for their plastic surgery. Each week, they are given a wedding theme. And the winner of the theme each week gets a chance to get the plastic surgery they wanted. The catch? The groom cannot see his bride until the wedding day. Just imagine the look on his face once he sees someone he doesn't recognize. 



 

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