“When I agreed to do the show I said to the producers that if you’re going to do a real, raw show I will do it,” Lewis told Mail Online.
“They said they wanted to show the reality and how difficult it was, but they went for the ratings.” “They gave it the Hollywood treatment.” “Naked and Afraid” drew 4.16 million viewers to its Sunday premiere making it the highest rated series premiere in 2013, according to TV By The Numbers.
In each episode of “Naked and Afraid” a pair of total strangers are “stranded” in an extreme environment with no food, water, or clothes and must survive for 21 days.
On the 15th day of 22-year-old Kim Shelton’s time in the Costa Rican, jungle she caught a turtle and then cooked and ate the creature.
Yet “Dating Naked” may be the most chaste of the bunch, and the show seems to recognize its own harmlessness.