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Love for Sale: Exeter escort appears in Channel 4 documentary on prostitution with Rupert Everett

By AWalmesley  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

  • Exeter escort Charlotte Rose appeared in Love For Sale with Rupert Everett. Photo: Channel 4

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A mother-of-two turned escort has featured in a new television series on prostitution starring Rupert Everett and Russell Brand.

Charlotte Rose, who lives in Exeter, appeared in Channel 4’s ‘Love for Sale’ on Monday night alongside people who buy and sell sex in locations nationally and globally.

“I want to enlighten people about the positive side of the industry,” she said. “We are not all forced into it, but make the choice to do so. And although society doesn’t like it, I do enjoy my job.”

The 33-year-old, who won a British Erotic Award as Sex Worker of the Year 2013, showcased her phallic gold award to the TV cameras during one of many eye-opening scenes.

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"I've always tried to work with the three P's: passion, professionalism and penises", she told the programme.

Ms Rose also charges couples £200 a time to improve their love lives and is even willing to show them how it’s done.

“I really wanted to help couples put the spice back into their sex lives. Many of them are in happy marriages but the passion has gone,” she told the Sunday People in an interview last year.

Other interviewees in the Channel 4 series included a young rent boy in Tel Aviv, a Brazilian escort who charges £700 an hour, and the women who work the notorious Bois de Boulogne in Paris.

In the second part of the series, Brand will be questioned by Everett about his first major sexual experience as a teenager – with a Filipino prostitute.

“I loved her. She was beautiful, elegant and sweet and ...and to be with a beautiful Filipino woman was magical,” he says.

But the flamboyant comedian, 38, will also describe the times he paid for sex when he was as part of his “dark” obsessions at a period in his life when he was mired in drug addiction.

“I’m not a libertine” he says, addressing the subject of men using prostitutes – with a warning to viewers to “be careful with your soul and be careful with yourself”.

Everett, 54, who recently spoke out against police raids on brothels in London’s Soho, said: “Prostitutes are the world’s unacknowledged experts on our most intimate desires.”

Sara Ramsden, a commissioning editor at Channel 4, added: “Rupert has a unique authorial voice and his opinions range from the theological to the idealogical. It’s great to see someone stand up so strongly for the dignity of women living with very difficult choices.”

The second episode of ‘Love for Sale’ will air on Monday May 5 at 10pm on Channel 4.

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