TAKE Me Out is coming back to our screens for its tenth series and the new batch of contestants are not short of witty one-liners.
When is Take Me Out on ITV?
The new series of Take Me Out kicks off at 19:00 on Saturday, January 6, 2018, on ITV.
However, its spin-off show, Take Me Out: The Gossip, isn’t coming back.
How does the Take Me Out work?
Take Me out is a dating game show and the aim is for a single man to gain a date with one of the 30 single women.
Each woman stands behind a podium of white lights and each one has a button that turns red if they press it.
The man trying to get a date comes down the ‘Love Lift’ to a particular song and the women have the chance to turn their lights red if they don’t find him attractive.
If the man has any lights left on he then tries to woo the women with a series of rounds, discussing his background, showing off a skill and one gives his friends and family the chance to speak about him.
The women can turn their lights off during any round if there are still some one when he finishes all three rounds the man can then choose to turn off the women’s lights.
Once he’s got down to just two lights, he gets the opportunity to ask the women a question and when they’ve both answered he then selects the one with the best answer to go on a date to the Isle of FERNANDOS!
Who is presenter Paddy McGuinness?
The show has been presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness since 2010.
He has hosted a number of programmes for ITV and Channel 4, including 71 Degrees North, Your Face Sounds Familiar and the new series, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show.
Paddy is also known for his work with fellow northern comedian Peter Kay.
Where is the “Isle of FERNANDOS!”?
In the first series of the show, the couples went for a date at FERNANDO’S! in Manchester which was actually Club Bijou on Chapel Street.
From the second series, things went up a notch and successful couples enjoyed their date abroad on the Isle of FERNANDOS! which is a fictional location now based in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.
Couples had previously previously enjoyed the dates in Cyprus.