As the show grew in popularity, Embarrassing Bodies created a common theme throughout some of its series, dedicating whole series to a certain group of society, such as children, overweight people and teenagers. Series 3 saw the return of the mobile clinic, a common setting for the show. It also saw the beginning of Embarrassing Bodies: Back to the Clinic , which would see ex-patients from the series returning to the clinic to discuss how life has been since their last visit. Series 4 started with a special episode, which saw the team based in Spain.
Some researchers take an existential approach to this phenomenon. It’s called Terror Management Theory and the idea is that natural bodily functions remind us of our “creatureliness,” and therefore our mortality Creatureliness priming reduces aggression and support for war . Motyl, M., Hart, J., Cooper, DP. Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Virginia. The British Journal of Social Psychology, 2012 Aug 13 . But scary as it might be to contemplate life’s fragility, it’s important to come to terms with it so that we notice our bodies’ signals—both on and off the marble throne.