Channel 5 to make documentary about ‘sexting’

The programme promises to offer a "lighthearted" look at the pastime and will air over the summer

Channel 5 has commissioned a documentary about “sexting” – the act of sending suggestive messages and revealing photographs by mobile phone.

The one-off documentary has the working title “Sexts” and promises to offer a “lighthearted” look at the increasingly popular pastime. It will air over the summer.

The documentary is being made by students at the National Film & Television School’s TV Entertainment department. According to a Channel 5 press release, it will feature “case studies from all walks of life and all ages” and examine “how technology has changed the way we flirt, sexually interact and sometimes cheat”.

Ben Frow, Channel 5’s Director of Programmes, said in the press release: “It’s crucial to support and nurture new talent in the TV industry. Through our relationship with the NFTS and this programme commission, Channel 5 is doing just that.”

Meanwhile, a Facebook page has already been set up for the documentary and willing contributors are apparently wanted. A message at the top of the page reads: “Do you love sending saucy texts and sexy pics to strangers? Do you sext with your husband, lover, boyfriend, girlfriend? Do you have interesting stories to tell? Then we want to hear from you!” would like to point out there is no evidence to suggest Dave Grohl has just received a sext in the picture to the right.