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BBC takes off Naked Rambler show

The BBC has postponed a planned documentary about naked rambler Stephen Gough after his arrest for breaching an anti-social behaviour order that bans him from baring all in public.

The show about the former Royal Marine, which followed his attempt to walk naked 400 miles from Scotland to his home in Eastleigh, Hampshire, was scheduled to be shown on BBC One at 10.35pm today (August 20).

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed it had been postponed and will be replaced in the schedule by a repeat of Traffic Cops: In The Line Of Duty.

The 54-year-old is due to appear via videolink at Winchester Crown Court on September 11 charged with breaching an Asbo after he was arrested in Winchester last week.

Gough has now been sentenced to more than six years in prison and received dozens of convictions for his belief that it is his human right to be naked in public.

He gained notoriety when he walked naked from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2003 and again in 2005.

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