Metropolitan Police officers have been urged to stop taking part in G-A-Y’s Porn Idol night where contestants strip on stage for money. “It makes it awkward for the staff at the location to then have to deal with you when you are next on shift attending the venue to carry out official duties,” said an email sent to a West End policing unit by a senior officer, according to The Times.

Officers at the Central West Basic Command Unit (BCU) were warned that “CCTV will be viewed and officers spoken to” should they continue participating in the night, which takes place on Thursdays at Heaven nightclub in Charing Cross.

Porn Idol sees members of the public get naked on stage for a cash prize, with celebrity guest judges determining the winner.