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      12.01.2014 12:50
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      A dating show in which the girls turn off their light if they don't like the guy

      Take me out, hosted by Paddy McGuinness

      Aired:- on a Saturday evening, time does vary but between 7.30 and 8.30
      First aired in 2010
      It's roughly an hour long.


      Take me out is a British dating show hosted by Paddy McGuinness in which 30 ladies have a light and stand at a podium in a semi-circle there is a 'love lift' as Paddy calls it in the centre a man will come down the love lift to a song of his choice and try and Wow the ladies and get a date. There are three rounds:-
      First round he introduces himself then if the girls don't like they turn off their light
      Second round:- you find out a bit more about the guy, once again the girls turn off if they hear something they don't like
      Third round is usually the guy showing off some sort of talent.
      Finally if the guy is lucky enough to have a choice of ladies left with lights on then he can then turn off any girl that he doesn't life leaving just two lights on.
      The end is the guy asking the girl a question and deciding who he wants to go on a date to Fernando's with.
      You do get to see the dates in action the following week unless of course there is a blackout and the guy goes home on his own.

      It's a pretty basic show, Paddy makes this show brilliant with his one liners and comedy. When Paddy asks the girls why they turned off their lights or kept them on some of the answers are incredibly shallow for example "I don't like your shoes."

      I do enjoy watching this show I kind of play along at home and see if I would turn off my light, I joke with my friends saying I should go on there but I don't think I ever would. The girls all seem to be the same, and by this I mean all made up to look like barbie dolls, with a few exceptions of course and I just don't know if that's what guys go for these days? But I would like to see a bit more of a variety of women on there and I know stupidity can be "funny" but maybe a few smart girls on there would be good as well.
      The guys that go on there I think have a lot of confidence to stand and be judged by 30women I do feel sorry for the ones that don't get a date. I like the variety in guys, tall, short, hairy, bald, smart, funny and plain weird.


      I will continue to watch this show if I'm in on a Saturday evening, it's good entertainment.
      I personally really enjoyed the celebrity special edition and think that they should do more of them.

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        07.12.2012 18:26

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        Take me out has to be the worst show ever!the first episode of this pathetic, terrible, rediculous show was aired on the 2nd January 2010 on ITV1. This catastrophy still airs to this day on saturdays at 7.05pm. With 46 episodes of cheesy chat up lines and girls dolled to thier 9's, theres no wonder that over the 4 series' they have lost around 20 million viewers. As Paddy McGuinness proclaims to the dimwitted audience "let the monkey see the nut" i know its all over for intelligance for the next hour!

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        02.05.2011 10:49
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        A lighthearted, witty, slightly corny dating show - which is compelling to watch.

        At first glance Take Me Out looks like a piece of Saturday Night 'fluffy' light entertainment. It is a dating show which consists of a panel of 30 (Paddy's 'flirty thirty') women and four bachelors (on the stage one at a time), which is hosted by Bolton comedien Paddy McGuinness on ITV 1

        The women are a selection of different 'types' though surprisingly many of them are vague 'lookalikes' for celebrities such as Ulrika Jognson, Nicola from Girls Aloud. There is also a set of twin sisters.

        CONCEPT
        30 women stand in a semi circle behind podiums with lights. The show starts with the first brave man coming down to the stage in the 'Love Lift' to music of his choice. He then introduces himself to the girls. At this point if they do not like what they see they can turn their lights off (hence Paddy's catchphase ''No likey, no lightey'). This is followed with 3 'rounds' where the man tries to impress the girls by performing a particular talent that he may have, seeing VT of his friends/ families/him talking about him. During each round the lights continue to go off (or stay on if the man is liked). Paddy will then chat to the those who have turned their lights off to find out why and likewise those who have left them on. This gives both the audience and the men and chance to get to know the women better. As the series progesses the audience gets to know the women as they are the same each week - the ones that get a date are replaced with a new one.

        After the final round (if there are any lights left on) the man is given the 'power' and is asked to wittle the women down to just two. He then asks them both the same questions and chooses which one he would like to take on a date.

        They are then send on a date. In the first series they were sent to Fernando's which was a local bar for a drink! In the subsequent series the prize budget was obviously increased as the lucky couple were sent to the Island of Fernandos for the day and took part in slightly more adventurous activities such as water skiing, pony trekking and grape crushing and then had a meal together.

        WHAT I THINK

        The show is actually very cleverly devised. After watching a show on body language and dating which outlined the differences between men and women and how they choose their partners. Men are initally attracted by appearance first whereas women like to know about more about the person, their qualities and character. I wondered at first why the show was not reversed half way through so the men form the panel and there is one women (a bit like 'Blind Date' was reversed) however the concept would not work that way.

        I find it engaging as you get to know the women even though their increasing despairation to get a date is slightly saddening - though some of them are very fussy and regularly turn their lights off almost straightaway - and others always get down to the last round where they are eliminated yet again by the fella.

        In a similar to 'Blind Date' the couple are interviewed after their dates to find out how they got along together - though usually the body language or stilted conversation throughout the date speaks volumes. I amazed how often they say 'you aren't my type' after they have been paired up and surprisingly it doesn't work out. I expect that both the man and women are delighted to be chosen, and not rejected, - and maybe a little relieved to leave the show (especially if they have been on for weeks on end). It is always heart-warming when it does work out and some of the couples' matched really seemed successful.

        Paddy McGuinness is very witty and lighthearted with endless little catchphases such as 'let the apples see the pairs', 'let the strawberries see the cream' which differ each time. He jokes around with all the contestants, engages the viewer with banter and quips. He has a good rapport with the girls and feels for them to - which helps engage the viewers with them too. The ofen has a giggle at things that are said and done and lightly takes a 'mickey' out of the contestants - but in a funny, not depreciating, way.

        The first time I encountered Paddy McGuinness was when he was on Dance for Comic Relief and won with Keith Lemon performing the signature dance from Dirty Dancing. Paddy very much owns this show and it would not be the same with another host.

        I think both the women and the men on this show are very brave and would have to be relatively thick-skinned to cope with the rejection and sometimes constant rejection. Some of the men do not get a date and many of the women don't either. I cannot forget the poor chap who decided that showing the girls his drag-queen act would win their hearts - up to that point he was doing really well - every light went out - oops!

        I will be looking forward to, and tuning in again for the next series as I look forward to the entertainment, see if the date prize fun has escalated further and also to continue to try and predict who will choose who. I suppose you could say it is a bit of a guilty pleasure - I know that I should probably prefer to turn over and watch something a little more highbrow but frankly I don't!

        ** Also posted on Ciao under the same title **

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        07.09.2010 17:00

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        I love this programme, its funny and entertaining.I hope the programme will be coming back soon . xx

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        02.05.2010 23:33
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        Modern dating show

        I was a bit too young to really appreciate Blind Date when it was on television but I have to admit that I quite enjoyed the recent dating show hosted by Paddy McGuinness on ITV 1. Take Me Out has to be taken at face value and if you do this you will not be disappointed. Basically thirty women in the studio stand behind podiums that display a light which they use to indicate whether they are interested in the single man who is presented to them. During the course of each programme four chaps enter the stage via an elevator to a piece of music they have selected to enhance their entrance and that suits their personality.

        The men get an opportunity to describe some of the things they are interested in and even demonstrate any special skills or talents they may have. There are also videos played on a large screen often narrated by his friends or his mother or other members of his family further giving away details about what he is like as a person. At any time the single women can turn of their light indicating that they are no longer interested in getting to know him better on a date.

        Once all the information has been presented to the women hopefully for the man there will be a number of lights still illuminated. If there are more than two lights still visible he needs to make a decision and he instead of them can now turn of lights. When he is left with his two favourites he can then ask them a question which does remind me a little of the questions on Blind Date and based on their answers he makes his choice by switching off the penultimate light. The pair then goes off to get to know each other a little better and in the show the following week we are able to see how they got on. Unfortunately if all the females switch their lights off the single man does not get a date.

        This show is fairly entertaining but I think both sexes are extremely brave to take part. Imagine going on there and none of the women wanting to give you a chance or if you are one of the females and the man turns your light off, you would have to be extremely thick skinned and secure but I suppose they know that is a risk and could happen. Overall though it is fun, entertaining and it is television you do not have to think about, nice one!

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          18.03.2010 16:09

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          Good background TV.

          Take me is the latest dating style game show on ITV. It is a modern day version of Blind date, except Cilla Black is now in the form of paddy McGuiness. The game starts with lots of girls stood behind lit boxes. A single man is introduced to the girls and does a bit of a walk around showing of his body and looks etc. Any girl who is immediately turned off by the man turns her light off.

          The next stage is a short video about the man, again, any girl who is starting to not be so keen turns her light off. There are three rounds with chances to run lights off and then the man narrows those with their lights on down to a final two.

          When there is only two left the man gets to ask them a single question (this bit is definitely like blind date). The women then give an answer to the question, which definitely sounds pre planned. The man choses his women based on her answer, and her appearances etc. He then takes her on a prearranged date and they report back in the next episode. The women remaining then stay on for the next round when the next man is introduced.

          The programme is light hearted and fun and easy to watch, perfect chilled out entertainment for a Saturday night. It gets a bit boring after a while, and its nothing substantial so it never stays on for long and is only a focus when doing something else.

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          28.02.2010 12:32
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          The good, the bad and the ugly!

          No likey, no lighty, this is the catchphrase of a show which takes the hit ITV sitcom 'Benidorm' and pretty much transfers its tacky bravado to a dating show.

          Presented by the comedian Paddy McGuiness of Max and Paddy fame, the show sets up a number of single women to decide whether any of them want to date a man who comes on the show looking for love.


          Basic Premise:

          30 single women each have a buzzer, a confident young chap is brought down in a lift to music of his choosing, generally he comes down having a dance, strutting or showing how good looking he is and from this point the 30 ladies can simply switch their buzzer off if they don't want to date him. The man is asked to give a short talk about himself, then has to perform a special skill which can range from stripping or football keepy-uppy's to dancing, there is then a short video showing the man's family and friends talking about him and at this point if any of the women are still interested the man chooses the two he likes most, asks them a tie breaker question and then chooses his favourite to take out on a date.

          The Presenter:

          Paddy is a good guy, he sticks up for the blokes if they are voted off quickly and has a brash humour in the fact he can make some of the pickier women look silly when their views don't correspond with reality. He anchors the show well and gives it a totally light hearted appeal making it watchable.

          The Girls:

          I could have retitled this 'The Good, the bad and the ugly', there are a real mix of women here, some very picky, some desperate for a date, some obviously will appeal to the guys and some who will only appeal to the guys who are unappealing to the other 29 women. The girls interaction with Paddy is amusing and some of them such as the scatty twins are comedy gold.

          The Guys:

          Ranging from shy and quiet to brash and confident the fellas may use this as much as an opportunity to show how attractive they are on tv as anything as it is a bit of a meatfest, with the men being paraded before the women. I think this must attract very confident men who have a lot of self belief.

          The Show:


          30 minutes on ITV on Saturday nights, at around 730pm, the show has just finished but will be commissioned for a second series due to the ratings.

          What do the winners get?

          A date at Fernando's which looks like possibly the tackiest nightclub in the world, it allows the audience to see if the couple hit it off, more often than not they don't and this is very much like Cilla Black's blind date in this respect but without the budget.

          Is it any Good:

          Honestly, its brash, tacky really in your face, but it works, you do want some of the genuinely nice people to find love and you do want some of the cocky show offs (both men and women) to meet their match. The show is a definite guilty pleasure for both blokes and women and an enjoyable television show in its own right.

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            23.02.2010 09:42
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            losing a star for cornyness and some of the girls

            Take me out has, for the last 8 weeks been the new dating series on itv on a Saturday night. It is hosted by Paddy Mcguinness and he is awesome! The show has him delivering some pretty random lines but he does it really well and even has to have a giggle himself at some points!

            The show centres around a string of 30 pretty girls who have all been single for a while and they are all pretty different and different ages, theres something for everyone! A single guy then comes down the 'love 'lift' to a song of his choice and the girls get to have a look-see. Each girl has a big light in front of them, and basically, if they dont like what they see, they turn their light from white to red. As Paddy says; "NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY". Sometimes an old slimy man will get a lot of lights turned off at the first chance, but a young hottie will get most lights kept on.

            Paddy is in my opinion a really good host, he makes it lighthearted, seems to really feel for the girls and laughs along with them. When the girls turn their lights off, sometimes Paddy will go and ask a few of thm why. They always seem to have quite silly answers and always, when he turns out to be a fittie, or really rich, they are all kicking themselves. But the girls can't turn their light back on once it is off.

            What I just discussed is the first round. A guy has to get through 3 rounds in order to get a date with a girl. He can show off a talent, show a video of his parents/friends talking about him, or that kind of thing, and throughout the girls are listening and turning their lights off if they arent interested. At the end of the 3rd round, if the guy has no girls left, he gets no date, if there are a few, he has to whittle it down to 2 just by turning their lights off. When there are just 2 girls left, he gets the chance to ask them a question. These questions are always a little blind date style and their answers are generally cringeworthy.

            After a match is found, the couple is sent off to Fernandos, a bar in manchester for their date. The previous show shows the dates from the week before and it is nice to have a follw up and see how they went and the peoples true opinions of each other.

            I really like take me out, I watch it on itvplayer though and I think it is really good light watching. The comments are always funny although over the 8 weeks, some of the girls have really started to annoy me, ie. the twins. I reccomend watching it though, it is really good and Paddy is a brill host. Its basically like guilty pleaseure for me although i think it is a really popular show and I am sure there will be another few series'! (I hope there will be anyway!)

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              20.02.2010 23:10
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              Great all round entertainment

              Take me out is a popular dating TV show hosted BY Paddy McGuiness on prime time saturday night on ITV.
              Basically there are 30 girls all single and looking for a date and within the show there are 4 guys who try and win the affections of the girls (which are of all different ages and back grounds) and the guys have to impress the girls and if they likey they keep their lights on and if don't likey they switch their lights off.
              This is great Saturday night entertainment and fun for all the family to watch. When the guy wins himself a date he has to choose from to girls and ask them a question about thmselves then th guy chooses his favourite and goes on a date to the one the only Fernando's in Manchester.
              For me though I think Paddy McGuiness makes the whole show at first though I thought Vernon Kay would of been better but I swiftly changed my mind. He's really funny and some of those one liners Paddy uses are brilliant.
              I recommend this show as it has something for everyone Paddy Mcguiness's jokes, all the hot ladies (well some of them anyway like Daisy) and the lads for the ladies. First class entertainment and great fun to watch.

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              20.02.2010 23:08
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              Very entertaining

              Take me out is a relatively new Saturday night show that airs on ITV. It isn't very often that I watch ITV on a Saturday night because I'm normally at work but the few times that I have seen this, I've found myself laughing a lot even when I didn't want to. The show is hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

              30 girls all want a date and until they get one, they stay on the show. Each week, four single guys show the girls what they're all about in the hopes that they will get a date with one of them. Each of the 30 girls stands behind a counter that is lit up. If at any point throughout the show, the girls decide that they don't like the man then they turn off the light. That's where the saying 'No likey, no lighty' comes from. At different points in the show, if there are too many girls with their lights still on, the man gets a chance to turn off some off the lights himself. The aim is to end up with a couple of girls with their lights still on and then it's time to choose which one to go on a date with.

              The man looking for a date enters the stage through the love elevator and this is his chance to impress the girls. He begins by telling everyone a bit about himself because as we all know, first impressions count. I've seen some of the men come out of the elevator doing some hilarious dance moves and I know I'd turn my light out straight away at that point. It's really funny to see some men come out of the elevator and the majority of the lights go off straight away. I do feel sorry for the guys at this point because it must be humiliating. Then we get to know a little bit more about the guy in question. After hearing what their prospective dates are into, the lights either stay on or go out. The part I like most though is when we get to hear from the friends and family. It's amazing what they can reveal about someone and more often that not, it seems to make more lights go out than stay on. If there are still lights on after this point, we get to see a party trick and then some Blind Date type questions so that the guy can decide which girl he wants to take out.

              This is one of those shows that you cannot help but like, for the most part anyway. There are very few people who I know that don't like it. Participants from both sides are really funny. Amongst the girls we see some extremely tarted up women who want to wear as much make up as possible while wearing a super low cut top, trying to get as much attention as they can. I cant say I've noticed that many of the women who are even close to natural looking. The men are a bit more mixed. Some of them come across as being truly genuine and sweet which doesn't always get them a date and then there are the guys that are totally full of themselves. They think they're gorgeous and that will be enough but I love to see a load of lights go off for these guys as they don't really deserve a date. I think they want their 5 minutes on TV more than anything else.

              During the show, we get to see how the dates from the previous week turned out and I haven't seen too many that had a good time but then again, I haven't seen that many episodes yet. I like the fact that this part of the show doesn't take up too much time and it's just enough to let us know how things went.

              Take me out is great Saturday night TV but unfortunately the series ended tonight so I'll have to wait for next time now.

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                17.02.2010 18:57
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                Modern twist on show's like Blind Date

                Take Me Out is a popular show hosted by Paddy McGuiness, on Saturday evenings around 7pm. The programme revolves around 30 single ladies all looking for a date, as single men try out their luck in front of them.

                Every show you see 4 different men of any age come down the "love-lift" to try his luck, arriving to his own choice of music. The jokes made by the host here are often hilarious and have me in stitches. He then introduces himself to the women, and they can decide that if "no likey, no lightey", where they turn their lights off if uninterested. The pain you see going across the guys faces when more turn off than they expect is priceless.

                The next two rounds basically consist of the men showing off, and if any of the ladies are left after, the man can decide who he wishes to date, before they are whisked off to "Fernandos". If the man is unfortunate enough to have none of the women wanting a date, then he has to walk off stage, fairly humiliatingly. It is really satisfying seeing a really arrogant one having to turn around to All By Myself.

                The show is usually set out where you see a new man come down the lift and then you see a date from the week before and see how it went. The show is full of sexual innuendo, but all in all, it is a fun harmless show, which often is fairly funny, which is good just before a night out.

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                15.02.2010 19:53
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                ITV's new dating show - and I love it!

                Saturday night prime time television isn't renowned for being either high brow or particularly credible. Force-fed a diet of All Star Mr and Mrs, Casualty and So You Think You Can Dance, at the current time, it's pretty bad and I pride myself on my decision not to actually have a television set at all. But a combination of water cooler gossip, excited text messages and word of mouth have led me to track down Take Me Out on the online ITV catch-up website and I am now shamelessly, unequivocally addicted.

                Hosted by northern comic Paddy McGuinness, the show has been around since the start of the year and is frequently referred to as a modern day Blind Date. Although the principle of single people looking for a date is common to both shows, Take Me Out is infinitely more entertaining and much faster moving, with none of that awful clack that Cilla Black started becoming so tiresome with.

                The premise is pretty simple. Every week, four single guys entertain a panel of thirty single women with the goal of impressing at least two of them enough so that he can take one of them out. The girls each have an illuminated counter, behind which they stand, their hand poised over a vital button that keeps them lit. If at any point they decide they don't like the guy on show (for whatever reason) then they turn the light off, taking themselves out of the running. At intervals, if there are too many girls left, the guy gets to come over and turn the light off for them, eventually leaving the guy with one girl, who he gets to take out for the night. A 'blackout' is to be avoided at all costs; if all the girls decide to turn their lights off, you know you're a pretty sad case. Constantly reminded of their responsibilities, the girls are told to maintain one simple rule - 'No likey? No lightie!'

                The individual rounds vary in their levels of hilarity. Initially, the guy comes down in a big stage lift, accompanied by a song of his choice and sort of parades himself before the panel of leggy lovelies. This introduction is very telling and what always makes me laugh is how many girls turn their lights off on the basis of what the guy looks like alone. The turning off of lights is, in itself, rather entertaining, purely because it makes a brilliant sort of 'DOOW! noise and there's something wickedly entertaining when a ginger bloke gets out the lift and all you can here is a ricochet of 'DOOW!' noises as they all turn their lights off. Next up the guy either shows his life through a video interview or one of his friends and family is interviewed. The latter is by far the more entertaining, quite often because it seems that the guy has no idea they are about to show an interview with someone he knows will be really embarrassing. This week, for example, one guy (reasonably average looking) suffered a complete black out when his mum revealed that he had a thing for older women and they shot to a good luck message from Jane McDonald. Other things that cause rapid lights out include over-zealous parents or admissions of guilty secrets. If he then survives that round, he gets to do his party trick, which is usually pretty cringeworthy and seldom wins any fans, unless he does something fun or interesting. Eventually, he'll get to ask the remaining two girls a Blind Date style question and then there's a winner. The prize is rubbish, just a drink in some cruddy wine bar in Manchester, but in keeping with the spirit of the show.

                If it all sounds a bit pure council then that's because it is, but it's also hugely funny. The girls are pretty dreadful - it's a mass of fake tans, bleached hair and huge breasts, but there's a genuine party spirit about the place and some of them are so awful, you can't help but like them. One girl this week, for example, admitted that she just couldn't understand the Scottish accent, within her own broad Essex lilt - she was classy. There are two identical twins that make the Cheeky Girls look positively intelligent and a host of other man-eating freaks. My favourites include a girl who looks a bit desperate and seems to leave her light on right to the end, and a really tall girl that looks like she has ended up there by mistake. The girls are really harsh. This week, a pretty fireman got criticised for having a big ass and the girls' lack of self-awareness is hilarious.

                The guys vary enormously. Some of them are complete nobs, and deserve everything they get. Some seem quite nice and you can't help feeling sorry for them as they systematically turn off 30 sex-starved women. Some of them are too in love with themselves, but they all seem to play along pretty well.

                Paddy McGuinness was almost born to do this; I can't believe he hasn't hosted something like this before. His broad Bolton accent seems to lend itself perfectly to some of his catch phrases, particularly his play on the 'let the x see the y' line, which changes every time a guy arrives (my favourite being 'let the plug see the socket!'). He interacts really well with the girls, giving some of them a really hard time and generally defending the guys (in the case of the fireman with the big ass, Paddy told him he thought he had a nice bum, but not in that way). McGuinness has a huge personality and is perfectly suited to this kind of thing - he pretty much has me in stitches.

                Unlike Blind Date, the previous week's winners don't take up much of the screen time. A minute or two shows them chatting in the bar and you get a quick verdict on whether they liked each other or not. Not surprisingly, such a superficial way of finding someone seldom leads to happiness, but you don't get the fallouts you used to get with Blind Date, which is a shame, in some ways. But it's less obviously scripted than Blind Date and the spontaneity certainly keeps it alive and kicking. Surprisingly, there is a reasonable age range for the contestants too; it's not all teenagers (thank goodness).

                I really like this show. It's tacky, it's cringeworthy but most importantly of all it's entertaining. Paddy McGuinness is great - I think he's destined to get a good career out of shows like this and he's a welcome antidote to Ant and Dec's smug camaraderie.

                Highly recommended

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                  15.02.2010 19:29
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                  A good light hearted but far from educational TV show

                  ~*~ Take Me Out ~*~

                  I always find the period after the X-Factor finishes quite depressing. I get into a routine of spending my hung-over Saturday's eagerly awaiting the show before bedtime, and once it finishes I don't know quite what to do with myself. So, I was very pleased to learn that a nice new reality show took it's 'around 8pm' slot for a Saturday night, although yes I admit it is quite depressing to spend every single Saturday night in front of the telly!


                  ~*~ A little bit about the show ~*~

                  The show is hosted by Paddy McGuiness who I think is actually the perfect host. He is very cheesey, but in a funny way, and kind of patronises the show itself in a fun way whilst hosting it.

                  The show is on ITV every Saturday night around 7.30pm (varies slightly!). However! The last episode of the series is on this Saturday (20th February). Episodes are available to watch online though for free, through ITV player.


                  ~*~ The concept ~*~

                  Take Me Out is described on the website as "a daring new dating show designed to put the powers of female intuition to the ultimate test". Sounds good so far!

                  Basically, the show consists of thirty single females who are all on the hunt to find their ideal match. They join the show every week until they are lucky enough to be chosen (or choose, in some cases) one of the male participants. The women stand behind their numbered boxes, and three men per week (one at a time!) are lowered onto the stage to be judged each week. Women have to decided whether or not they think they would be a good match, which they signal by turning their light off if the man is a no-go.

                  The men are given a few chances to get women to fall for them - an introduction stage, a talent part and another section which usually involves a cringey reading from their parents, friends or siblings. And usually a lot of lights going off!

                  One of the most humiliating parts of the show (for the men!) is when women turn their lights off after the first brief introduction, which basically means that they are not attracted to them in the slightest - quite harsh! If, by the end of the tasks, three or more women have their lights left on, the man has to turn the lights off of the girls he doesn't like the look of. He then gets to ask a pre-set question to the two he does like the look of, and decides which one he thinks is his best match out of the remaining two.


                  ~*~ Is it worth watching? ~*~

                  To be honest, the show is very cheesey, and pretty much the ultimate in crap TV. However, it is one of those shows that is so bad that it is good, and I can't resist turning it on every single Saturday night. Judge it as you might, I can pretty much assure you that after one episode you will be hooked!


                  ~*~ The verdict ~*~

                  OK, so it isn't the most intelligent or thought provoking show you will ever watch in your life, but it's all a bit of fun, and something to chill out to. I definitely recommend you watching at least one episode!

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                    15.02.2010 16:22
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                    a modern kind of blind date

                    I was always a fan of Cilla Black's blind date it was a typical Saturday night in with Blind date and a take away. Now along comes Take Me Out which is an updated and upbeat version in my opinion.

                    Take Me Out is hosted by the lovely Paddy McGuiness. 30 single women are on stage and have podium which lights up white and goes red when they turn their light off. When a woman decides she is not interested in going on a date with the man they have a button on their podium to turn their light off. "NO LIKEY NO LIGHTY"!! The problem is once a woman turns her light off she cannot put her light back on again which has caused a bit of a problem. There was a lady the other week who loved firemen and when a man come down and danced she turned her light off but later found out he was a fireman!!


                    The man comes down and introduces himself, which is round 1. The girls see him and can then turn their light off if they don't like what they see. There is a further 2 rounds, they see a video of him describing himself, and another where the man has to either impress the girl, or a video is shown of him which is usually done by his friends or family. At the end he goes on a date to Fernando's with a girl if one is left, if more than one is left then he turns off the lights himself leaving 2 girls, then asks them a question and decides from there.


                    The following weeks show will show how the dates from the previous show went and what they thought of each other.


                    The program is so entertaining because of the girls. They all haven't had a boyfriend for so long, and you don't need to wonder why in some cases. Usually when they turn off their light they give such a petty reason like "I don't like his shoes", or go for something more superficial. It is funny to see the mass turning off of the lights when a guy comes down and is a bit of a dodgy dancer or doesn't pick a good song to come down to, but then when a man even hints he might have money or if he takes his top off, the women's faces all drop!!


                    In some cases the poor man comes down and all the ladies end up turning their lights off so the man doesn't get to have a date.


                    I get hooked watching this on ITV1 on a Saturday night although I have got a sneaky suspicion that the two twins on the show have been placed there as actresses, but that is only my own opinion. It is good to have something entertaining to watch on a Saturday evening again.

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                      A funny addition to ITV's saturday nights

                      Saturday nights in are just not what they used to be anymore. In the good old days we had the generation game, gladiators, noel's house party and Blankety blank, to name but a few. Even worse than the demise of these was the demise of the good old dating shows.
                      Anyone who's anyone used to watch a bit of blind date on a Saturday night, and does anyone remember Man-o-man? (why-o-why did that one stop!!!!).

                      Take me out is the newest and, in my opinion, best game show to emerge on ITV1 on a Saturday night. This show is for all those out there who , like me, are stuck remembering the golden age of Saturday night telly.

                      Take me out is hosted by the hilarious Paddy McGuinness and is a dating show, similar in fact to the format of Man -o-man but without the all important swimming pool. Thirty single girls take to the stage, of all ages, shapes and sizes and have their very own podium and buzzer.
                      4 single men will take it in turns to come on and wow the girls with their looks and talents. Anytime a girl loses interest they will press their buzzer and turn out their light until eventually, well we hope, they are whittled down to two girls and the guy is left with the choice of the two.

                      There are 3 rounds, the first the girls make their decision based on the guys looks and introduction about himself. Next they watch a clip of his friends and family talking about him and again have the chance to turn their lights out if they lose interest. Finally the guy has to 'perform' using a talent to try to woo the girls. Some I've seen have included singing, fire eating and magic tricks.

                      All the way through Paddy goes and questions the girls who have turned their lights off, normally with hilarious effects.

                      Some poor guys have had the misfortune of all the girls turning their lights out and having to leave by themselves to the sound of 'All by myself' by Celine Dion. Those lucky enough to get two girls interested get to pick between them and are then carted off to an 'exclusive' bar in Manchester for a date. Which is of course filmed and shown the following week!

                      Thank you ITV, and paddy, you have saved my Saturday night boredom!

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