Jordan Gray on Friday Night Live. (channel 4)

Comedian Jordan Gray said there was nothing sexual about her Friday Night Live performance – rather, it was about anarchy and trance-joy.

Gray impressed the audience when she undressed for her birthday during a one-off music performance on Channel 4 Friday Night Live revival, which aired on October 21.

Predictably, anti-trans critics spent days outraged by the performance, despite the fact that bare cis bodies are routinely shown on television, with Channel 4’s hit Naked attraction built entirely around the naked body.

Gray said PinkNews that although her nudity seemed spontaneous, it was complete pre-planned.

They removed the routine from her Is it a bird? the show that was part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and in keeping with the anarchic tonality Friday Night Live.

Friday Night LiveIt’s always been that way – when it was in the ’80s, I was born in ’89, so I didn’t see it, but I know everything that came out of it and what it meant to people – a little bit of anarchy, very much controlled anarchy,” he explained. Gray.

“It was rehearsed and very important. I wanted to feel part of that lineage, but I’m also transgender—I think that’s pretty much obvious to everyone now.

“It’s great that transgender people across the country suddenly don’t have to feel like their bodies are something that’s just been relegated to some secret part of the internet, an operating table or a pub conversation.”

Jordan Gray in action. (provided)

Jordan Gray, who also makes history as the first transsexual in history headline the London Palladiumadded that it was nothing sexual about her appearance Friday Night Live – despite the so-called “gender-critical” voices calling the stunt a “sex crime”.

I am short 6 feet tall. I’m just a big kid that runs around,” Gray said. “Ithis is the final Is it a bird? but for a much longer period of time. I’m naked for a lot longer, and if there’s anything sexual in people’s minds, it’s gone in one second because it’s basically like watching a toddler running around.

“And it’s like the most joyous moments of Christmas morning, when you’re too excited about a present, you’re like four, and you can’t think of any other way to express yourself than to just take off your clothes and just run, because it’s so joyful.

“In a world where people feel less free than ever, it’s important to show people a little freedom.”