It feels really good. Take Me Out is as popular as ever in terms of how many girls and boys applied, which is great. When you’ve got a show that’s established, that everyone knows, the girls and boys feel more comfortable applying for it, as they know what it’s all about. I see it with our audience too. We have people in every single night, it’s always ram-packed and there’s always a good atmosphere. There’s such warmth towards the show, which I love. My only note is we have to have an eclectic mix of people.
Bolton comic Paddy McGuiness fronted the show for the entire run, making the fictional island of ‘Fernando’s’ famous. The series was centred around a contestant – usually a single man – arriving in the “Love Lift” and convincing a group of 30 girls to keep their lights on for him. Following several rounds of questions and revelations, the contestant was able to choose a girl from those left with their lights still on, to go on a date on the Island of Fernandos.
While Cilla Black saw three weddings over 19 series of Blind Date, Paddy has proved to be an even better matchmaker and is responsible for seven weddings over the course of Take Me Out.
Like being out at a club at 2am, the silly, fun dating show has been hotting up Saturday night TV for over a decade. Its cancellation should be.
The popular dating series had been on our screens for over a decade, playing Cupid to a whole host of couples, some who’ve gone onto get married and have babies, while others have been happy with the free holiday to the Isle of Fernandos, which is actually Tenerife! After it was heavily rumoured on Monday that the axe had fallen on Take Me Out, its famous host Paddy McGuinness took to Twitter to confirm the news in a rather heartbreaking message, which you can watch in the video above.
Eight weddings, six babies and a generation of youngsters who’ve grown up watching us on Saturday night TV. Thank you to all the boys who braved the love lift and, most importantly to the stars of the show – the girls – I’m gonna miss spending my Saturday nights wi’ya. Reacting to Paddy’s video, one tweeted: “Gutted , loved watching lighthearted fun on a Saturday night,” and another commented: “Gutted, absolutely loved watching that show and you were brilliant on it had me in stitches every time.
Another fan questioned the decision to axe Take Me Out, reacting: “Bizarre decision. Plenty of shows need carting but Take Me Out is one of the best on the box,” while a fourth posted: “I’m gutted that TakeMeOut has ended But all good things come to an end, as they say
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ITV’s Take Me Out, presented by Paddy McGuinness, has been axed after 11 years · ITV bosses felt the show had ‘run its course’ · The show was.
Here, sales manager Jade reveals to the Manchester Evening News exactly what happens once the dates have been matched in the studio. Jade explained that after being separated from her date, Ollie, the girls who were successful boarded an EasyJet flight together for a two night stay on the Spanish island. Then we moved hotels the second night to one in the main area of Tenerife. When the couples reunite in Fernandos, the date begins.
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Drop everything: your favourite match making show just got cancelled. But the question is why? Why was Take Me Out cancelled and what else is there need to know? Unfortunately, the exact reasons why the TV classic is being taken off our screens are fairly unclear. In fact, things have been a little vague.
In the show, a male contestant has to try and impress 30 women, who switch their lights off if they lose interest. At the end he is able to pick from the women whose lights are still on, with both going on a date to Tenerife. In December contestant Jade Devaney opened up about what it’s like to feature on the programme. Jade explained that contestants are taken to two different hotels during their time on the show once that are in Tenerife – checking in to one hotel only to check into another following date day.
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After a reported dip in ratings and 10 incredible years of the hugely successful show , it’s time to say goodbye. We can almost hear the show’s farewell music. We have many a good memory of Saturday nights watching Take Me Out. A telly source added: “ITV and Paddy have done all the specials you can eke out of a dating show, so it’s been decided it’s time for it to go.
But it will go down as a big success – it’s had more weddings than Blind Date.
A bachelor has to impress a panel of thirty women through a series of videos about him, followed by the contestant demonstrating a skill. If the ladies like what they see, they keep a light on. If all lights go off, the bachelor goes home alone.
Travel Republic has secured a significant business partnership with ITV and Fremantle to launch a large-scale marketing campaign with the popular dating show, Take Me Out. This exciting sponsorship, which was brokered by JUMP, part of Havas Media Group, will run across broadcast, catch-up, digital and social media channels. An exciting competition giving viewers a chance to win a Travel Republic holiday of their choice to anywhere in the world will complement the wider activity, demonstrating the breadth of holidays they offer, whilst driving engagement with the brand.
With Travel Republic offering a range holidays to suit all couples the brand is perfectly aligned with the show and, by using all of its touchpoints, we are maximising the impact that ITV programme sponsorship can offer brands. Take Me Out and Travel Republic really are a match made in heaven. We offer a wide selection of holidays, to suit all couples and budgets; from Benidorm to Barbados, 2 star to 5 star, you can find your perfect holiday match at incredibly competitive prices.
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ITV bosses have reportedly become infuriated over the string of Take Me Out scandals that emerged this week. Senior figures at ITV are said to have blamed the controversy on Take Me Out production company Talkback Thames, accusing them of failing to uncover the pair’s “extremely embarrassing” pasts during background checks. It is infuriating to be learning about a different scandal every day,” an insider told The Mirror. Things need to change – and fast. The experienced people who are making these shows have been left in no doubt as to the level of disappointment and dismay here.
They accept there are ways in which these scandals can be prevented.
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An unscreened pilot episode was made for Channel 4 in , but it was ITV who picked it up for a series. The show was produced by Thames formerly Talkback Thames. The first series was recorded at Granada Studios in Manchester , but has since been recorded at The Maidstone Studios in Maidstone , Kent , as it offered increased space and capacity for audience members.
It did not air in , but returned in with Wright joined by new co-host Laura Jackson. On 10 February , ITV announced that the show was axed after eleven series. Eight couples who met on the show subsequently got married and six babies were born to contestants who met on the show. The objective of the show was for a single man to obtain a date with one of thirty single women.
The women stood on a stage underneath thirty white lights, each with a button in front of them. A single man was then brought down on stage via the ‘Love Lift’ and tried to persuade the women to agree to be his date in a series of rounds, playing a prerecorded video discussing his background, displaying a skill such as dancing or playing a musical instrument , or playing another video in which the man’s friends or family reveal more about his virtues and philosophy. At any point during the rounds, the women could press the button in front of them to turn off their light if they did not want a date with the man.