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On being a romantic at heart – a rare Take Me Out extra on Looci & Nick…

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Every year I write a blog about the women of Take Me Out. It is a bit of fun that I do because it allows me to write a bit differently from my usual style. I like the show as it is a bit of Saturday night cheese.

Tonight whilst watching I saw Jonathan get a blackout. All thirty women turned off their light and he got no date. There was nothing wrong with him at all. He seemed like a nice guy, not unattractive, but yet all the women decided that didn’t want him. I planned on writing about that as people often ask me why I don’t apply to go on the show because I do the blog etc. and I always say the same thing – there is literally no way that I’d get a date because I’m not an attractive man, my VT introducing me would be, ‘well I’m a bit of boring sod who does naff all with his life but is content with things’ and yeah, couple that with this face *points to his face* oh and not to forget my lack of style, I’d do well to get through two rounds let alone three.

Still then things changed when the next guy came down the lift. Seemed like a nice chap, seemed like a regular sort, loved the fact he was just in his regular clothes and was just being who he was. So then we go through the VT and then Paddy speaks to one of the girls who has kept her light on and she is his ex. Boom. She kept her light on because he was and I quote ‘beautiful inside and out’ – she had dumped him a while ago and as we’d find out he was her last serious relationship. This was genuinely emotional. You could tell there was something still in the air between them. All the other girls bowed out gracefully to let Looci get a date with her ex apart from one girl, Elisha. I thought that was poor form. I said so on twitter. Weirdly she favourited that tweet.

So the guy (Nick) had the choice between his ex and another girl. There was zero doubt in anyone’s mind that he was going to pick Looci and indeed he did and they kissed and I jumped up and fist pumped in joy and I’m not going to lie, I welled up a little bit. These are two people I don’t know from Adam and I never will and yet I was rooting so hard for them to get together. You don’t go on a show like this and keep your light on if you see your ex if you don’t still have serious feelings for them.

If its an ex who is in the past you turn off your light, say you did but say he’s a great guy and anyone would lucky to go on a date with him and move on. She kept her light on. There was a serious chance of romance. Paddy even clearly welled up as he visibly wiped his eyes after they embraced (and seeing Claire – who is fast becoming a favourite – when I say fast – I mean she’s amazing – jumping up and down in sheer delight was just so so cool). It is just a TV show but it brought happiness into two people’s lives. Who knows if they got back together – I hope so that is for sure.

I turned over to watch on +1 just to watch it again and whilst we never saw who his ‘love at first light was’ – if you watch closely and see how to writes on Paddy’s pad, it does very much look as though he writes ‘Looci’ so yes. Just brilliant. Was genuinely happy. A friend said to me that I was a romantic at heart and that might be true (and a surprise to many) but I love happy endings. Like they make me happy that other people can be happy in this world full of horror that we all live in.

I also want to write a brief comment here on how to get a Valentine’s Day card from Looci. She is doing this to raise money for Yorkshire Cat Rescue. All she wants is for a donation of at least £5 within the UK and at least £10 internationally and she’ll send you a personalised Valentine’s Day card. It is for a good cause and you get to receive a Valentine’s Day card from a bloody gorgeous woman. In addition, she will have a half hour Skype date with whoever donates the most by the end of Valentine’s day, and she’ll send you an actual gift.

So to do this then please donate via this link and then send a screenshot of your donation to her e-mail address address along with your address and she’ll get this done for you. For this project her e-mail address is loocicat@gmail.com.

It is all in a good cause so go on folks, donate to Yorkshire Cat Rescue, the more the merrier and you never know, you could have a Skype date with someone who may or may not have made you well up this evening (if you had a heart then you’ll have welled up). I hope she raises lots of money. As a cat person who has always said he wants a ginger kitten when I finally settle down and buy somewhere, cat rescue is in my eyes an extremely worthy charity to give a few notes too.

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February 7th, 2015 at 10:34 pm

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Take Me Out Girls 2015 – Season Seven

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To watch Becky’s first cooking video of Boom Bangers & Wholegrain Mustard then click here.

So here I am once more. I have just collated all the profiles and photos for the flirty thirty as the seventh season of Take Me Out gets under way on Saturday night.

Like last year, I’ve got together the photos Fremantle Media have sent out along with the details and some random facts about the girls as sent out as part of the press pack. It is intended to be a light-hearted and whimsy look at the people that will be lighting up our screens for the next few weeks.

This year Laura Jackson will be joining Mark Wright as host of The Gossip and of course Paddy McGuinness is the master of ceremonies for the main event as per usual. The show has been responsible for three engagements, two weddings and one baby already and another is due in March, so it isn’t just entertainment, it has changed lives too. If I recall correctly Blind Date had two weddings in its entire run so TMO isn’t doing too bad for itself!

On communicating with the girls, in general most of them over the past few series have been fine with follows/tweets but prefer not to be contacted via Facebook. Most of them will have twitter accounts so feel free to search for them and tweet them, however I’d recommend not trying to get in touch via other social media platforms as in general they prefer them to be kept more private.

Adding people to Facebook when you don’t really know them can come across as a little bit weird and creepy, just trust me on that, I have been there and done it and yeah, not good. It can easily lead to awkwardness and regret and stuff so honestly folks, just don’t do it. I’m pretty laid back on this front but other people, less so and if I was a girl and on a show like Take Me Out, I suspect I’d be pretty weirded out lots of random guys I didn’t know adding me to Facebook so think folks, think.

Anyway, no-one cares about the preamble. You are here for photos and details. They are all provided below. You can click on the photos for a larger version. I hope you enjoy the light-hearted take on things and enjoy the show. I wrote it all up and WordPress decided to lose over two thirds of my text so I had to re-write most of it, I hope it is as interesting second time around because I was writing it whilst swearing at WordPress a lot.

So what time is it…?

Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Peanut Butter Jelly Time…

No wait, that’s not it.

What time is it?

It’s Chico time.

No, No, No. That isn’t it either.

Paddy, what time is it?

It’s time to bring on the girls…

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Flirty Thirty

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Abigail

Age: 19
Job: Administration Support Assistant
Location: Cardiff
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Seven Months
Random Fact: Her nickname is ‘Abs Cabs’ as she keeps dating guys who don’t drive and she has to drive them around. As an aside here, I don’t drive but don’t ever feel the need to get driven around. Yes I get the odd lift here n there but in general I just use the choo choo and walk everywhere I need to go. People should use public transport and walk more, they shouldn’t rely on people driving them around. Anyway…back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Reason why I think she’s great: She goes to a spin class and annoys others by her constant talking and cheering herself on. I’m sorry but I love the mental image I have of people cheering themselves on whilst working out. It is quite lovely.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by those who wear 1980s sneakers and don’t drive. What is the verdict on Nike Air Max 95s?

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Aimee-Jayne

Age: 29
Job: Transport & Logistics Co-Ordinator
Location: Bolton
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eighteen Months
Random Fact: She flushes public loos with her feet to avoid getting germs on her hands. Look I know public loos can be pretty grim at times but that seems like a lot of effort, doesn’t it?
Reason why I think she’s great: She has a soft spot for geeks. More people should. Am I clever enough to be classed as a geek? Answers on a postcard…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man is a racing driver, how does she feel about a guy who doesn’t even drive…? Oh.

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Alison

Age: 27
Job: Vintage Dress Maker
Location: Staffordshire
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Four Months
Random Fact: She knows all the words to most of the big 90s rap songs. I’d sing-song against her with Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise.
Reason why I think she’s great: Have a look at the dress in her photo that has been sent out. I mean come on, who wouldn’t instantly fall in love with someone who was wearing a dress that was a comic? Seriously awesome.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man runs his own business, well technically I do so I’m in the game folks, I’m in the freaking game *starts to hyperventilate* but wait, there is more, and this ideal guy also drives a Lamborghini. Bugger.

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Amy

Age: 34
Job: Nail Technician Student
Location: Blackpool
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: Her nickname is foghorn as she is loud and chatty
Reason why I think she’s great: She loves Am Dram. More people should enjoy the arts.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal first date would be something energetic and fun-packed like rock climbing. My idea of energetic is rolling over in bed to the cold side (ok that might be slightly facetious but still…)

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Becky

Age: 28
Job: Catering Student
Location: Sheffield
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She has a green belt in Karate.
Reason why I think she’s great: Three of the six notes sent out by the production company about Becky are about her love for food. I mean that is enough to like someone isn’t it, her obvious love of food? As an aside here, when I first scanned the press pack, I looked at her and I have seen her before somewhere, I have no idea where but the face rings a bell, weird.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She once ended up in A&E with a sprained ankle whilst doing a runner from a boring date. I can’t imagine what she’d do to herself in her desperation to get away from me on a date, I fear she’d do a lot more damage than that.

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Christina

Age: 26
Job: Personal Trainer
Location: Stevenage
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She was once a club 18-30 rep.
Reason why I think she’s great: She has been known to sack her clients who aren’t putting in the effort with regards to their personal training. I like this hardball attitude. I know she could whip me into shape (and not in the good way I thought about when I typed that sentence…)
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Because of that previous sentence. Oh and her ideal man should be manly and dressed well amongst other characteristics and I’m afraid they are two things that I am not.

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Claire

Age: 23
Job: Fairy/Murder Mystery Role Player
Location: Manchester
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eight Months
Random Fact: Her biggest fear is the tube and the idea of getting trapped in the doors.
Reason why I think she’s great: He nickname is ‘Two Teas Claire’ because she loves food so much that she used to have two teas, one at 4PM and one at 8PM. I could be fully on board with this Claire. I really could.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is looking for an older man, she’s 23, I’m 31…we are in play here folks, we are in play, *high fives the non existent crowd of people behind me* but wait, there is more, preferably a silver fox, ok I’ll just go to the mirror and check…bugger. What if I get silver hair glitter, will that do…?

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Daisy

Age: 23
Job: City Worker
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She once thought the Lake District was in Essex *shakes head in despair*
Reason why I think she’s great: Her biggest passion is chocolate. Someone who knows where it is at!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her celebrity crush is Joey Essex. All Joey Essex and I share is our mix of chromosomes. She also wants a guy who can street dance well…

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Danielle

Age: 23
Job: Account Manager for a Bank
Location: Cheshire
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Four Months
Random Fact: She is obsessed by Legally Blonde and tries to model for life on the lead Elle Woods.
Reason why I think she’s great: She has a first class degree. Brains are sexy folks. Brains are fecking sexy.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be a traditional guy, nice teeth, good clean-cut face and a well-fitting suit. O for 4 folks. I don’t even own a suit, let alone a well-fitting one. Also, me? Traditional? Yeah right…

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Dani

Age: 26
Job: Events Recruitment Agent
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Seven Months
Random Fact: She was crowned Miss Globe England in 2013
Reason why I think she’s great: Her dream man is the laid back surfer type. I can see that and think that shows good taste. Whenever I think of laid back surfer dudes I think of Brad Willis from Neighbours and Hayden Quinn from Masterchef Australia. If you don’t know the type Google them.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal date would be something outdoorsy, like rock-climbing or scuba diving, well scuba diving is fair but rock-climbing…*runs away screaming* – have you not seen that advert where the cheap guy buys the rubbish rope because he likes a bargain?

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Emily

Age: 23
Job: Speech Therapy Assistant
Location: Guisborough
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Six Months
Random Fact: Her worst first date is scuba diving as the open and deep water would freak her out and she doesn’t want to cry on a first date. I’m taking bets on what her date will be on the Isle of Fernando’s should she get there…
Reason why I think she’s great: Degree in linguistics. I’ve said it before folks, brains are sexy.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would treat her like a Princess…I think many women want this and this might be a big fail in my love life endeavours. I need to learn how to treat people special.

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Farah

Age: 26
Job: Sales & Marketing Executive
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eighteen Months
Random Fact: Her love of pink and lipstick has earned her the nickname ‘Barbie’
Reason why I think she’s great: Her ideal date would be quad biking (ok) or swimming with dolphins (Yes, Yes, Yes – I love dolphins!)
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by bad teeth, bad skin and no sense of style. Well a few months back folks I had a date with someone who decided to write up a review of it for the world to see and here is what she wrote about my sense of style, ‘Mr M was in scruffy jeans, scruffy t-shirt and outrageous trainers. He did look like he had just rolled out of bed, chucked some clothes on and walked down the road.’ That is my style through the eyes of someone else. Would it shock you that a second date wasn’t pending…?

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Gabriella

Age: 18
Job: Disney Princess
Location: Norfolk
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Months
Random Fact: She has four jobs, the aforementioned Disney Princess at Disneyland Paris, but also a gymnastics coach, a stilt walker and a dancer.
Reason why I think she’s great: She back-flipped a mile for charity. C’mon that is seriously amazing. Huge props.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal date would involve an element of danger, well how about me cooking a meal? With my culinary skills that is serious danger. No? Oh.

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Jade

Age: 23
Job: Customer Service Advisor
Location: Grimsby
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She cannot tell her left from her right.
Reason why I think she’s great: She has a photographic memory and that is a very handy skill to have, although she uses it to remember any outfit that someone has worn before. With me you wouldn’t need a photographic memory for that, as explained a couple of profiles ago, my sense of style is shall we say, pretty basic to say the least.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be good with their hands, have brown eyes and a Welsh accent. Well my tickling prowess has been commented on before but otherwise my hands are just hands, my eyes are blue and I speak with a broad southern accent.

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Janine

Age: 30
Job: Site Secretary for a Constriction Company
Location: Kent
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: She has failed her driving test four times and has taken over 200 lessons.
Reason why I think she’s great: In her spare time she also works in Ann Summers. Need I say any more…?
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: I have no idea who her ideal date of Joe Manganiello is. Like no idea.

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Kat

Age: 23
Job: Personal Assistant
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: She has a (very) irrational fear of oblong and square plates and would prefer to not eat dinner than eat off of one and people say I’m weird…
Reason why I think she’s great: She is an aspiring film maker and makes short films in her spare time. I mean just how cool is that? Always get big thumbs up from me for creative people.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She wants a guy who is tall, tattooed and bearded. Well I did grow a beard not that long ago and I can assure you people of the internet, it was not a good look. Oh and I’m neither tall nor bearded. Woe.

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Kayleigh

Age: 23
Job: Ballet Teacher
Location: Dundee
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She used to be a cheerleader at Upton Park for West Ham.
Reason why I think she’s great: In her final year of uni she lived in a convent and the nuns would catch her and her friends sneaking out on CCTV. Those pesky nuns. I just like the idea of having to sneak past nuns.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Nothing obvious in her notes that have been sent out but she is very spontaneous and that is something I most certainly am not and whenever I am, it backfires spectacularly.

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Kelly

Age: 35
Job: Oil Company Account Manager
Location: Cheshire
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: Once Kelly’s friends dared her to kiss an old man in the pub so she did and his false teeth fell out in her mouth, that sounds proper grim although I bet she made that old guys evening! Why aren’t women ever dared to kiss me…
Reason why I think she’s great: Her ideal date is mud wrestling. Yep totally down with that. I mean totally (although I’d prefer jelly but still..)
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: In the notes sent out just like Kayleigh above, nothing stands out for this section. I will note here that she eats a pea sandwich every day, quirky doesn’t cover it but I like it.

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Kim

Age: 20
Job: Education Studies Student
Location: North Wales
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: Her nickname is (unsurprisingly) Lil Kim based on the fact that she is 4ft11″
Reason why I think she’s great: Her celebrity crush is Dougie from McFly. I think that is a pretty good and normal crush. Some would say my crush on former PSU star volleyball middle hitter Katie Slay is a bit left field but Dougie from McFly in the context of this is pretty out there but I do like it.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man has a life plan. I had a life plan but then life got in the way and everything changed. Doh.

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Kirstie

Age: 26
Job: Admin Assistant
Location: Belfast
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Three Years
Random Fact: She is afraid of many things (and not just actually meeting me, I often wonder what would happen if one of the girls ever bumped into me in the real world just how they would react, I mean I sit here in my mother’s basement – well that bit isn’t true, I actually live on my own with more bathrooms than people – but writing this does make me sound like a bit of a sad loser, which I am, but still, gotta keep up the appearance) but yeah, would they go, ‘oh my word, your blog is just so freaky you big freaky weirdo’ or would they say ‘your light-hearted whimsy tale of thirty women you’ve never met for a TV show was rather amusing and I of course don’t think of you as some freaky weirdo’ – I wonder if we’ll ever know? (deep down I suspect not and I fear the answer…) Anyway I have digressed quite spectacularly. She is afraid of the dark, the sea and any creature that is flying towards her.
Reason why I think she’s great: I love her logic of wanting an electrician because of her dislike of the dark, she thinks an electrician would be handy in a power cut. Logic people. Logic.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her celebrity crush is Tom Hardy due to his muscles, tattoos, lips and swagger. Well I technically have muscles (like we all do) and have lips (again like we all do) but I think I know what she means and alas 0% for me.

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Kirsty S

Age: 26
Job: Horse Trainer
Location: Cheshire
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She owns twelve horses and two Dalmatians. Yes I did have to double check that to ensure I got that the right way around.
Reason why I think she’s great: Her ideal date could involve a banana boat. I would certainly do that.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man is strong-willed (yes), honest (yes) and confident (feck). Why oh why oh why do women not like awkward shy weirdos? I mean look at all we offer, awkwardness, shyness, acting weird, I mean who wouldn’t look for those characteristics in a potential beau? Oh I see, everyone. Dagnamnit.

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Lauren

Age: 19
Job: Sports Science Student
Location: Cardiff
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Never had a serious relationship (Oh Lauren, preaching to the choir, preaching to the choir…)
Random Fact: She is a very keen roller-blader but admits that she isn’t very good as yet.
Reason why I think she’s great: Her ideal date is something competitive because she likes the idea of a bit of rivalry and most importantly, she wants to win. Yes. This. I’ll tell you a story folks. Many moons ago I fancied this girl in the year below at uni. I once played her at Pool in the SU and all my mates told me I had to lose to let her win, that isn’t my style folks, that is so not my style. Instead I potted an extremely tricky black and won. That date wasn’t forthcoming although weirdly I did end up in her kitchen in the early hours of one morning talking abstract Journalism theories. That was abnormal.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is a chubby chaser, which sounds great as I have a bit of a belly on me (although less so than a year ago, lost two stone boys and girls, yes, props) but I don’t have the big curly hair nor the strong body frame that she desires. Sad times.

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Looci

Age: 26
Job: Fire Breather and Circus Entertainer
Location: Leeds
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eleven Months
Random Fact: She cannot break the three date barrier, she never hears from guys after the third date. I kinda know what she’s going through. I can’t break the one date barrier. That is more or less the same, No…?
Reason why I think she’s great: Circus performer, fire breather, body burning, hand candle dancing, poi spinning, fire hooping, static trapeze, hoop, silks, rope…I mean come people, who couldn’t fall head over heels for this person? As an aside, every year I mentally try and guess who’ll get the most Google searches from the show and Looci is the red hot favourite at this juncture, red hot favourite.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by men who wear smart leather shoes still live at home and have facial hair, but wait, what is that? I wear trainers, I live alone and am clean shaven/stubble depending on how lazy I’m being. Her worst idea for a date would be being serenaded over a candlelit dinner. I once had a first date that was a dinner date and I’ll tell you this folks, never again. Nothing in her notes says that I would send her running for the hills so let me dream people, let me dream…

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Melanie

Age: 27
Job: Nurse
Location: Norfolk
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two and a half Years
Random Fact: She is afraid of the sea because she can’t swim. I love the sea and can’t swim. Heck I once went swimming in the sea even though I can’t swim. That was an erm…’interesting’ experience.
Reason why I think she’s great: She does animal impressions and her favourite is the dolphin. I freaking love dolphins!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be fun and silly, family orientated and has to have ambition and drive. Well I’m dour, deadly serious, a loner, how am I selling myself here? Apparently not very well. I love the word dour, it doesn’t really fit me but in this context I’m going to stick with it for comedic effect.

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Natalie

Age: 28
Job: Department Store Worker
Location: Wokingham
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: Her celebrity crush is Gregg Wallace. If she wants a crush on a Masterchef judge she needs to Google George Calombaris. Now he is a man we could all have a crush on!
Reason why I think she’s great: She has a law degree people. As I’ve said before, brains = sexy.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by a guy who doesn’t like to go out. I was once nicknamed ‘hermit crab’ by someone, yeah I’m guessing I’ve turned her off already.

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Natasha

Age: 25
Job: Tennis Coach
Location: Essex
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: Her brother is James Argent from TOWIE. I have no idea who that is, that says a lot about me I suspect.
Reason why I think she’s great: She loves the smell of new tennis balls and that is not a double entendre nor a euphemism. The smell of new tennis balls are genuinely pretty darn awesome.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be down to earth, kind-hearted, good looking and sporty. Well I’m sporty… (and I’d like to think kind-hearted but that is for others to decide)

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Risha

Age: 24
Job: Mobile Hairdresser
Location: Sheffield
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: Her mum is so desperate to marry her off that she keeps giving out Risha’s phone number to guys.
Reason why I think she’s great: She talks, shouts and swears a lot in her sleep. Just how entertaining would that be? (Well until you were really trying to sleep but still..)
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal date starts with dinner, No, No, No, No, No. I’ve had one dinner date and never ever again (well probably never, I won’t close the door to it but it was bad). However her ideal date does end in a jacuzzi, that I am fully on board with.

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Shadz

Age: 31
Job: Fashion Designer
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eighteen Months
Random Fact: She has partied with Pharrell Williams, Kelis, Timberland, Justin Timberlake and Evander Holyfield. Haven’t we all…? I once saw Sir Trevor Brooking on an escalator and saw Steve Claridge on the tube, how does that compare?
Reason why I think she’s great: She has her own fashion label called Mz Fits and that is pretty darn cool is it not? I know of the fashion label Mizfitz but that is a completely different type of clothing and probably not something I should know about. Ho hum…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be over 6ft and preferably be a plumber, electrician or personal trainer. I once fixed a boiler but apart from that I’ve got nothing.

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Sophie

The initial Press Pack had some inaccurate information for Sophie so the following has been amended.

Age: 24
Job: Marketing Assistant
Location: Surrey
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: Sophie lives in fear of being shat on by birds. It is a fine fear to have but I wouldn’t worry, it has happened to me twice, both bizarrely when on school grounds, maybe the birds were trying to tell me something (either that or seagulls hang around schools because lots of crumbs and discarded food to be had, either/or)
Reason why I think she’s great: Her pride and joy is her Border Collie Bella and any man who comes into her life would need to understand this. Well I’m a cat guy first and foremost but anyone who has real love for their pets gets the big thumbs up from me!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her biggest turn-off would be for a guy to turn up driving a bad car, notably a yellow Cinquinto. How would she feel about a guy driving an imaginary car…? Mentally I’m picturing a Fred Flintstone type vehicle at this point.

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Vanessa

Age: 25
Job: Lampshade Designer
Location: London Town
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Four Years
Random Fact: Vanessa hates the gym but to keep her model physique in shape she loves to skip.
Reason why I think she’s great: Her guilty pleasure is Top Gear. That is cool. Certainly the cheap car challenges and the specials.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Vanessa is turned off by men who have bad teeth or who are too into themselves to pay her any attention. To once again quote from that date that I had a few months ago that a young lady reviewed publicly, ‘So we walked along the beach to the pub, spent a couple of hours there and walked back. In this whole time, I think I talked about myself for all of 5 minutes, with not many questions or interest aimed at me. True, when you are nervous, you can talk too much. But if you are getting to know someone, surely you want to hear what they have to say?’ – So maybe, just maybe I am too into myself (which I think is bollocks but still, this lady thought so) oh and my teeth, not perfect, not bad but certainly not perfect.

All photos are copyright Fremantle Media and are courtesy of ITV.

Take Me Out starts on Saturday 3 January on ITV1 at 8:30 PM.

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December 30th, 2014 at 4:24 am

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Take Me Out Girls 2014

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For the latest series photos and gossip then please follow the link for Take Me Out Girls Photos for Season Seven – 2015.

In exactly 168 hours time (that is this time next week for those too lazy to work it out) at the time of publishing, the Take Me Out theme tune will be playing on ITV1 and ITV1HD announcing the start of season six of the dating show. Paddy will say ‘Bring on the girls’ and thirty women will descend those twelve stairs hoping to ascend them with a hot guy and a date on the Isle of Fernando’s.

This season has a new twist though, if a guy has one or two girls left in the final round then he’ll have the option of taking a mysterious girl who’ll be hidden in the love lift. He won’t be able to see her but will be able to hear her speak. Will he chose the unknown voice over the women stood before him with their lights left on? We’ll find out in the ‘Frisky or Risky’ round – in my head I said that in a Roy Walker voice.

Reading the notes sent out you wouldn’t believe the amount of accessories used by the girls for the series, from foundation to false eyelashes to hairspray to nail varnish. Last time I was on TV I was in make-up for less than two minutes, but I suppose I wasn’t looking for a date and I doubt even with several hours I’d have looked that great. This season the preferred wardrobe trends were neon and pink.

As for communicating with the girls, in general most of them over the past few series have been fine with follows/tweets but prefer not to be contacted via Facebook. Most of them will have twitter accounts so feel free to search for them and tweet them, however I’d recommend not trying to get in touch via other social media platforms as in general they prefer them to be kept more private.

Anyway I suspect all you want really is the photos and the details. You’ll find them all below. I hope you enjoy my lighthearted take as I take you through the original flirty thirty and enjoy the sixth installment from Saturday 4th January at 20:50.

Please click on the photos to go to their specific pages and from there you can view them full size.

Flirty Thirty Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Flirty Thirty

Amanda Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Amanda

Age: 26
Job: Support Worker
Location: Barnsley
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Nearly a Year
Random Fact: Her family have nicknamed her ‘Bungalow’ as there is ‘nothing upstairs’
Reason why I think she’s great: Smile
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man is good looking, has a six-pack and a great sense of humour. I might get half a mark for the humour section but the other two…epic fail.

Amber Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Amber

Age: 19
Job: Dinner Lady
Location: Bristol
Length of being single before Take Me Out: 19 years…
Random Fact: Her great-granddad was Norwegian and came to England in a rowing boat
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s terrified of lifts and would prefer to walk up 25 flights of stairs, we have something in common!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal celebrity is Danny Dyer. I’m pretty sure I’m the polar opposite to him.

Bethany Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Bethany

Age: 19
Job: Media & Journalism Student
Location: Coventry
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: She once had a date where the guy was told the wait for a table was 90 minutes, her date was adamant they went there as it was free for students. He also ordered tap water and I thought I was a lousy date…
Reason why I think she’s great: Look at her degree, as a Journalism grad I am naturally attracted to Journalism students.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: The degree is looking good but she wants to be a fashion journalist. I know more about the Japanese language than I do fashion but I do think my Nike Air Max 95s Limited Edition Sunset Trainers are pretty damn cool…

Chloe Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Chloe

Age: 22
Job: Call Centre Worker
Location: The Wirral
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She’s related to the lead singer of Dexy’s Midnight Runners. I think we all just sang ‘Come on Eileen’ in our heads there…
Reason why I think she’s great: She likes to keep dates engaged with her intelligent side. I like this!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: The notes ITV have sent out don’t include anything about the kind of guy she likes, so I guess we’ll have to watch and find out!

Coryn Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Coryn

Age: 18
Job: Trainee Dental Nurse
Location: Liverpool
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She makes her own clothes
Reason why I think she’s great: Just look at her…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: This could be a long one, her best date picked her up in a white lambo and whisked her off to see Beyonce, her ideal date in on board a luxury yacht, whilst sipping champagne, and and she can’t stand bad teeth. I think I’m possibly not her ideal date somehow…

Danielle Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Danielle

Age: 22
Job: Customer Services Advisor
Location: Isle of Wight
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eight Months
Random Fact: Her special talent is making origami birds
Reason why I think she’s great: Well I lived on the Isle of Wight for many years so we could converse about Isle of Wight things
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her celebrity crush is Tom Hardy because he’s ‘rugged, with a great smile, good body and tattoos’ 0/4 for me…

Dolly Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Dolly

Age: 21
Job: Globalisation History & Politics Student
Location: Brighton
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Months
Random Fact: she wants to work for the UN or Amnesty International when she graduates
Reason why I think she’s great: Well that hair for one thing. Seriously I’m being wooed by that alone but she describes herself as a ‘crazy little hippy child’ and deep down I love that
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is impressed by a guy who can play acoustic guitar and sing. Fail.

Eleni Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Eleni

Age: 20
Job: Wedding Videographer
Location: Wirral
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Eleven Months
Random Fact: She has a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Reason why I think she’s great: She knows the dance moves to many terrible pop songs
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by short men. Is 5ft9″ short…?

Emily Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Emily

Age: 25
Job: Classical Singer
Location: Fulham
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Six Months
Random Fact: She is a direct descendant of Guy Fawkes
Reason why I think she’s great: She has the nickname ’22 slice’ because she once ate a whole 22 slice pizza on a night out. I am impressed.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her celebrity crush is Bradley Cooper. Why can’t some of these ladies have celebrity crushes on traditionally non good-looking guys like Ian Beale, Arnold Rimmer or possibly even Father Jack?

Gemma Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Gemma

Age: 22
Job: Trainee Accountant & Face Printer
Location: Leeds
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Seventeen Months
Random Fact: She can speak gaelic and do the splits
Reason why I think she’s great: Her ideal date is going to a water park. Yep totally down with that.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She’s always ‘up for the craic’ whereas my weekend evenings highlight is deciding what takeaway to have. I’m cool but maybe just a tad less cool than Gemma.

Grace Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Grace

Age: 21
Job: Trainee Teacher
Location: Barnsley
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Seven Months
Random Fact: She’s a big gamer, loves Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, however she doesn’t want to date another gamer.
Reason why I think she’s great: Her nickname is Smiley Face Gracey because she smiles so much. Who doesn’t love smiley people?
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by guys under six foot…now where are my five inch high-heels again?

Kate Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Kate

Age: 30
Job: Flight Attendant
Location: Liverpool
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She loves ‘hot yoga’ – whatever that is and has mastered the ‘Scorpion’ position, again whatever that is…
Reason why I think she’s great: She was once offered a place at Oxford. Can’t not like intelligence.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She doesn’t like pets. I don’t have any but still one day I want a kitten and he/she will probably be my best mate…

Kayleigh Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Kayleigh

Age: 23
Job: Accounts Student & Farmer
Location: Sheffield
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Ten Months
Random Fact: She lives on her dad’s farm and has reared lambs
Reason why I think she’s great: She would be impressed by anyone who was charming and a gentleman, however…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man would be like a ‘barbarian’ – manly, tall, rugged, assertive… yeah I think I’m not a runner in this race somehow…

Kelly Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Kelly

Age: 27
Job: Online Boutique Owner
Location: Newcastle
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She recently dated a footballer who only spoke French so had to use Google to translate what he was saying. Newcastle United have had an influx of French players recently, anyone want to guess as to who it might be?
Reason why I think she’s great: Look at that baseball cap. I think that’s seriously cool. Oh and she’s stunning.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is looking for a man over six foot, with a strong jawline, blue eyes and curly hair. Well I have the blue eyes…

Kirsty Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Kirsty

Age: 29
Job: Client Relationship Manager for a Pensions Company
Location: Birmingham
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She is fluent in Cantonese, Chinese and Mandarin and likes to belt out her favourite rocks tunes in Mandarin
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s had a seven-year long relationship. That shows she has commitment in her.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Oh my. Here is her criteria for guys looks wise – Masculine, hairy, toned, muscly, sharp facial features with big shoulders – not even in the ballpark.

Laura Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Laura

Age: 24
Job: Sales Assistant
Location: Manchester
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She often gets guys chatting her up at work – and she loves it! I once asked someone out whilst she was at work…and moving swiftly on…
Reason why I think she’s great: She would be impressed if a date could perform a disappearing act like Dynamo
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her celebrity crush is Joey Essex. Well I’m currently living in Essex…

Leanne Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Leanne

Age: 21
Job: Law Student
Location: Leeds
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: It says that she is often forgetful and once cooked a meal and left it in the oven for half an hour before she realised she hadn’t switched it on. We’ve all done that haven’t we…haven’t wehaven’t we? *rocks slowly back n forth*
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s scared of clowns. All good people are scared of clowns. They are unnatural.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal date would be something swimming related so she could get into her bikini and impress the guy. Two things. In that scenario I’d be in swimming shorts and that wouldn’t impress anyone and secondly she’s a law student – that is enough to impress any guy, surely? No need for this bikini lark (although I will admit it would be impressive but knowing legal stuff is far sexier – maybe this is why I’m single. Moving on…

Lee Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Lee

Age: 29
Job: Physiotherapist
Location: Essex
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: At the age of twelve, she declined the opportunity to meet the Queen as her hands had jam on and didn’t want to get it on the Queen’s gloves
Reason why I think she’s great: She has tried online dating, blind dating, even meeting guys on the bus. I bet we’d have plenty of bad experiences to discuss
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off if a guy is too geeky or shy. Am I smart enough to be considered a geek? I hope so. I need more opinions on this.

Lisa-Marie Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Lisa-Marie

Age: 30
Job: Psychic & Life Coach
Location: Brighton
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Five Years. Five years people…
Random Fact: She is petrified of thunder, so much so that her flatmate has to sing her a ‘thunder song’ to calm her down and to stop her crying. Isn’t that from the movie Ted?
Reason why I think she’s great: I love thunderstorms. I would actually have some use to her!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She believes there are two potential matches for her on the show, one with a silver car. I don’t drive.

Lucy Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Lucy

Age: 20
Job: Hairstylist
Location: Essex
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Almost a Year
Random Fact: She once broke her leg trying to impersonate Superman. Now we all hope that story comes out on the show don’t we? If not please tell us…
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s happy-go-lucky and easy going. Isn’t that a personality trait we all like?
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She would like a man with awesome hair and shoes. Are my Nike Air Max 95s Limited Edition Sunset trainers any good? Hello…? Hello…? Oh, there’s no-one there.

Marley Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Marley

Age: 18
Job: Make-Up Artist
Location: Guildford
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Seven Months
Random Fact: As of either the time of filming or the first show she has been single for seven months, two weeks, four days, twelve hours and counting. If it’s from the time of the first show that means she broke up at 8:50AM – who breaks up at 8:50AM? – Also I have to add in she has an irrational fear of tissues…I need not say any more on this.
Reason why I think she’s great: Totally superficially – she’s stunning. Personality wise she has a ‘hippy-esque’ spirit. Also her ideal date would involve getting messy…time to call Pat Sharp, Melanie & Martina and get that Fun House project restarted!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She looking for the 3T’s in a man, Tan, Tattoo’s and Tub. I presume that is a hot-tub or possibly a tub of ice cream. Whatever she means as Peter Jones would say ‘I’m out’

Michelle Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Michelle

Age: 21
Job: Accountant
Location: Sunderland
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Nine Months
Random Fact: She represented England in Skiing from age nine to sixteen.
Reason why I think she’s great: I have to be honest, the notes ITV have sent out about Michelle are very much up my street. I could superfically say ‘glasses, glasses, glasses’ but I won’t (by the way glasses are hot). She doesn’t like people stealing her food, damn straight. She describes herself as smart-ish, sexy and spontaneous. Her ideal man would have a good job, preferably lives on his own, can make her laugh and have an inny belly button, otherwise she isn’t interested. On paper I’m very much the type of guy she’s like but…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Two little bits I missed out about her ideal man, dark and tanned. Bugger.

Nicole Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Nicole

Age: 22
Job: P.E. Teacher
Location: Leeds
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Never had a serious relationship.
Random Fact: She loves to play with other people’s feet and toes.
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s ginger. Everyone knows gingers are hot. No seriously redheads…*daydreams*
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man is a ‘Real Life Action Man’ – I once fixed a drip on my boiler and learned how to change spot lights, impressed? No? Oh…

Nina Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Nina

Age: 22
Job: Cocktail Waitress & Psychology Student
Location: Aberdeen
Length of being single before Take Me Out: One Year
Random Fact: She has a fear of velvet. Is that weirder than Marley’s fear of tissues?
Reason why I think she’s great: She wants to become a forensic psychologist when she graduates. Got to like a woman with a plan
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her perfect date would be sky-diving. God no…

Olivia Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Olivia

Age: 19
Job: Voice Over Artist
Location: Surrey
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Been single all her life.
Random Fact: She has never had a serious relationship, her only brief one lasted for two weeks when she was in Year Eight
Reason why I think she’s great: She doesn’t like tattoo’s, finally a woman who doesn’t!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man is a good Christian man. Well I am the son of a (now retired) Methodist Superintendent. Does that count for something? What do you mean I have to believe as well? Damnit.

Poly Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Poly

Age: 29
Job: Beauty Model & Speech Therapist
Location: London
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Only a few weeks…
Random Fact: She can speak five languages, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Bengali and English. No I hadn’t heard of the second one either…
Reason why I think she’s great: Enrique Inglesias as a celebrity crush. Someone who isn’t a film star or a reality TV guy!
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She has a fear of anything slimy. So I won’t be taking her to a Fun House revival then…

Sadie Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Sadie

Age: 20
Job: Dance Student
Location: Kingston
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: She is a body painter amongst other things
Reason why I think she’s great: She isn’t interested in a guy if they believe working out is a talent. Finally! Also another cracker of a smile.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: Her ideal man’s profession would be a pilot. Relatively sure the fact I can’t even drive a car is a black mark against me here.

Sharon Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Sharon

Age: 32
Job: Casino Croupier
Location: Glasgow
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Two Years
Random Fact: Her celebrity crush is someone I have never heard of – James Franco.
Reason why I think she’s great: She’s recently taken up Burlesque dancing…
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She would love a pet tarantula. I’d just cower in the corner…

Siobhan Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Siobhan

Age: 22
Job: Beauty Therapist
Location: Cornwall
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Never had a serious relationship
Random Fact: She is part Native American.
Reason why I think she’s great: She still checks under the bed for monsters. Either that is just flat out weird or cute. I’ll go for the latter.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She’d be very impressed with a guy who can cook. I can cook two things. A basic curry and a basic chilli. Beyond that…

Stacey Take Me Out 2014 ITV1

Stacey

Age: 25
Job: Dog Kennel Worker
Location: Oldham
Length of being single before Take Me Out: Ten Months
Random Fact: She spends a large proportion of her time worrying about whether her quiff will go flat and if she’ll run out of hairspray
Reason why I think she’s great: She thinks she gets on better with animals than she does humans. I often feel this.
Reason why she wouldn’t think I was: She is turned off by a guy with no fashion sense. As an example I’m currently wearing jogging bottoms about three sizes too big for me and a hoodie with Penn State and a logo of a Nittany Lion emblazoned across it. Yeah not exactly a fashion guru…D’oh.

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Take Me Out Girls 2013 – Season 5 ITV1 Photos

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Hi All,

Well I suppose later today as it is now Paddy returns with the next season of the dating show Take Me Out. Apologies that it has taken me a while to get the photos uploaded and live on the blog but I’ve actually, shockingly had a life this week. It is lucky I’m sitting down when typing that I know. Luckily it’s only the first week of 2013 and I’m positive my social life will dissipate over the coming days and weeks (although I’m already busy tomorrow, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and next Saturday) crazy – it’s like I’m a normal regular person who actually does things and doesn’t just sit in on his own like a pathetic loser. Yeah…as if…*whistles*

Anyway you aren’t here to read about my life. The fact I was in a politics AGM for two and a half hours tonight means little to you. Nor does the fact that I’m commentating on Southend v Brentford tomorrow. You want photos of girls who are appearing on Take Me Out Season Five that starts this Saturday night on ITV1 at the late time of 8:45 compared to its pre-Christmas 7PM slot before The X Factor.

Personally just from looks my early favourites are (in alphabetical order) Daisy, Jodie, Lolly, Lucy-May, Naomi and Naz but as always personalities will shine through as they always do. I have noticed the press photos seem to show two different sets but I assume ITV aren’t yanking our chain with the press photos they’ve sent out. Hopefully you all enjoy the show. Most of the girls are on twitter so if you want to interact with them they’ll do so. I’ve found in the past couple of years they’ve in general been pretty approachable as long as you aren’t being totally weird.

If you want to leave your comments and views on the girls then please feel free. It is always good to see what others think of the show and certainly who are everybody’s favourites and this year you can comment on each girl individually under the photograph if you click on it as it’ll open up a new page but it is time to stop with the waffling and you know what that means…take it away Paddy…

Bring on the Girls…

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Take Me Out Girls 2012 on ITV1 – Season 4 Photos & Details

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It’s back folks. Take Me Out sandwiching The X Factor. Saturday nights with Paddy and Dermot. What more could we want? Yet again Mr Paddy McGuinness is trying to team up men from his love-lift with his flirty thirty in an effort to bring love and happiness to the world. Take Me Out has been going for three runs and this is the fourth and it has already been commissioned for another two after this so Take Me Out fans rejoice as the dating show is set for a long run on Saturday nights for a good while yet.

This year we have a full selection of thirty women to start with. Last year we had 29 because one poor girl won a date with a guy and then the producers found out about his criminal past and therefore she was completely airbrushed out of the show. Harsh. Still we have thirty women who from Saturday we’ll see coming down those stairs hoping to return up them hand in hand with a gorgeous date on the Isle of Fernando’s!

I have compiled all the original flirty thirty photos and their basic details. I hope if any of the girls get around to reading this they won’t think of me as some saddo (I am but please don’t think of me as such) and take my comments in good jest (certainly you Erica – seriously Trypophobia?). I hope you all enjoyed the show and enjoy the incoming barrage of fans on twitter and facebook (and probably the odd one or two in the comments here – the post on the last series got 207 comments (so far) so you may want to check for the odd piece of fan chat and guys pretty much only ever leave positive comments so good for your ego).

Anyway you didn’t come to this blog for my waffle. You came here for photos and details about the girls. So I shall just get on with it and in the immortal words of our favourite Bolton lad (well I do like Sheephead too – what has happened to Sheephead?) it is time to…

Bring on the Girls…

Angela Take Me Out Series 4

Angela

Angela’s Details:

26 years old
Probation Officer
From Exeter
Been single for six months

Random Fact: Angela used to be a goth and has appeared in a Bollywood production.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I can very much see her as a goth!

Caroline Take Me Out Series 4

Caroline

Caroline’s Details:

30 years old
Litigation Lawyer
From Sheffield
Been single for 18 months

Random Fact: If she could, Caroline would live off mushy peas, wotsits and Horlicks.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Smart, bit ditzy, bit quirky, ticking a lot of boxes!

Caroline B Take Me Out Series 4

Caroline

Caroline’s Details:

40 years old
Radio DJ
From Bournemouth
Been single for nine months

Random Fact: Caroline can recite every single lyric to any Chas n Dave song. Scary…

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She works in local radio. I’m envious!

Catriona Take Me Out Series 4

Catriona

Catriona’s Details:

22 years old
Retail Analyst
Originally from Glasgow but now lives in London
Been single for one year

Random Fact: She is also a big fundraiser and has raised thousands of pounds for a Hospice that means a lot to her family. One charity challenge involved a Zip line across the River Clyde.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She raises a lot of money for charity which is excellent but she says she actually enjoys dates. I question her sanity. Dates are evil (well maybe evil is a strong term…dinner dates are evil!)

Chanelle Take Me Out Series 4

Chanelle

Chanelle’s Details:

20 years old
Cosmetic Co-ordinator
From Manchester
Been single for two years

Random Fact: Chanelle lives with her Nana who is her best friend in the world.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Her celebrity crush is Peter Andre. It was all going so well until then. Still I think she seems like a good ‘un. Also this is the one romantically linked to James Arthur from The X Factor. Did a party succeed where Paddy failed? We shall find out…

Charlotte Take Me Out Series 4

Charlotte

Charlotte’s Details:

22 years old
Receptionist at a car dealership
From Croydon
Been single for two months

Random Fact: She has an irrational fear of clowns.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Having an irrational fear of clowns isn’t irrational. They are evil. Imagine going on a dinner date with a clown *curls up in the foetal position rocking back n forth sobbing*

Chloe-Marie Take Me Out Series 4

Chloe-Marie

Chloe-Marie’s Details:

23 years old
Primary School teacher
From London
Been single for one year

NB: I have no idea why her photo in the Press Pack isn’t a face on.

Random Fact: She has a fear of cotton wool.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I like her. Her fear of cotton wool though is a little bit strange but I like her.

Dannika Take Me Out Series 4

Dannika

Dannika’s Details:

20 years old
Fashion Graduate and Shop Assistant
From Essex
Been single for six weeks

Random Fact: She hates when she meets a guy in a club and the next day they find her on Facebook and end up stalking her.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I like her. Crazy hair is always something that I swoon at. However not liking internet stalkers…*looks at the fact he’s posting about thirty girls on TV* I suspect me and her aren’t an ideal match. I actually do know someone who genuinely does this though. We (me and others who know him) often wait to see how quickly he goes from meeting them but saying nothing to adding them to Facebook. The average time is as soon as he gets home. For the record it isn’t me – as if I’d talk to a girl at a club. Sad but true. Anyway…

Emma Take Me Out Series 4

Emma

Emma’s Details:

18 years old
Just finished her A Levels and barmaid
From Newport
Been single for six months

Random Fact: Self-confessed adrenaline junkie whose best date was going surfing.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Another one I think I’ll like. Also I really really like what she is wearing in the promotional pic. I’m no fashion guru *looks at his PSU hoodie* but yes I like that look.

Erica Take Me Out Series 4

Erica

Erica’s Details:

29 years old
Personal Assistant
From Manchester
Single for just over a year

Random Fact: Erica has spent an estimated £3000 on an elaborate tattoo on her back and suffers from Trypophobia. Yeah go look it up. It’s weirder than clowns and cotton wool…

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Her dream man would drive a VW Camperman. I can’t even drive. Not looking too grand for me but has a very likeable face and I’m a face guy. So is a rooting interest to get a good date!

Fennela Take Me Out Series 4

Fennela

Fennela’s Details:

26 years old
Operations Manager
From Suffolk
Been single for two years

Random Fact: Fenella is an active member of the Young Farmers Club and has attended since the age of 10.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Every year we seem to have one girl who is part of said club and they always like muscular men…

Helen Take Me Out Series 4

Helen

Helen’s Details:

26 years old
Receptionist in a local football centre and Chef in the Territorial Army
From Liverpool
Been single for one year

Random Fact: Helen has a special talent as a Marilyn Monroe impressionist.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She made a guys false teeth fall out on a date she is that funny. Probably going to be great value on the show.

Jamilah Take Me Out Series 4

Jamilah

Jamilah’s Details:

23 years old
Bar manager and mixologist
From Nottingham
Been single for one year

Random Fact: She is both a fully trained mixologist and a fully trained beautician.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She used to play football for Nottingham Forest’s ladies team. That means she’s better than me at football. Although in all fairness most people are.

Jordan Take Me Out Series 4

Jordan

Jordan’s Details:

21 years old
Trainee primary school teacher
From Lisburn
Has been single forever

Random Fact: Jordan is petrified of moths and the thought of not finding a date on Take Me Out.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She has kissed men of 17 different nationalities yet has been single forever. Interesting mix. However anyone training to teach the future generation is someone I will naturally like (I think).

Justine Take Me Out Series 4

Justine

Justine’s Details:

25 years old
Speech and Language Therapist
From Essex
Been single for one year

Random Fact: Justine owns a beat boxing parrot called Silver.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Anyone who has a rewarding job (she works with children with autism) is someone I respect. Her fear is of caves. Not horrific and certainly not Trypophobia – did anyone look up what that actually was? Madness Erica. Madness.

Laura Take Me Out Series 4

Laura

Laura’s Details:

32 years old
Manager at a Bank
From Helensburgh
Been single for two and a half years

Random Fact: She has a huge phobia of birthday cakes with candles on.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Her ideal man is a real man’s man. I’m out of this but birthday cakes. Really?

Lily Take Me Out Series 4

Lily

Lily’s Details:

22 years old
Graduate and GP Receptionist
From Scarborough
Been single for 18 months

Random Fact: Lily has a phobia of dogs who are off the lead – she has had two terrible experiences where dogs have chased her when she was out running. She also has a fear of frogs, ‘It’s the way they can leap and cling’.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I can accept those phobias. I hate dogs off their leads. I’m convinced they want to eat me. I’m not mad. Honest guv…

Lois Take Me Out Series 4

Lois

Lois’s Details:

20 years old
Riverboat Skipper and Japanese Student
Been single for one year

NB: No Geographical location supplied.

Random Fact: Her long blonde hair has never been cut and she can play 11 musical instruments.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Raisins? Raisins? RAISINS? Her fear is of raisins. I’m shaking my head at some of these. However having said that I like her.

Malin Take Me Out Series 4

Malin

Malin’s Details:

19 years old
Flight Attendant
Born in Sweden but now lives in Bedfordshire
Been single for two months

Random Fact: She has been involved in both the Miss England and Miss Sweden beauty pageants.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: she had a recent dating disaster when she went to a guy’s house to watch a DVD – he excused himself to go the toilet. Half an hour later he hadn’t returned and she discovered he had gone to bed. I love that story. Still cheer up Malin – I’ve had worse dates as I’ve had people come around to watch a DVD and make their excuses and leave before the DVD has even started. Oh I fail at dates.

Meggan Take Me Out Series 4

Meggan

Meggan’s Details:

23 years old
Dental Nurse
From Inverness
Been single for eight months


Random Fact: Megan is self-confessed accident prone – she recently shredded a cheque at work rather than the envelope.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Megan’s weirdest dating encounter involved her forcing a pound coin between a guy’s front teeth as a bet. It went wrong after it got stuck. Yep I’d call that weird but seems like an interesting one to watch. Also she doesn’t like small spaces. Finally a relatively normal phobia!

Melissa Take Me Out Series 4

Melissa

Melissa’s Details:

28 years old
Housing worker in a male prison
From London
Been single for two years

Random Fact: Melissa used to be a raver but she used to bump into ex-convicts on the dance floor which was very awkward and not a great way of meeting men.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Her most annoying habit is talking over people when she finds them boring. Oh what’s that Melissa? You think I’m sad for having spent nearly two hours sorting out this Take Me Out blog? Oh I see. Guessing she thinks I’m a bit boring and have no life and she’s right – on both counts. D’oh

Nadia Take Me Out Series 4

Nadia

Nadia’s Details:

24 years old
Merchandiser at Evans Cycles Head Office
From Brighton
Been single for one year

Random Fact: Nadia was moved up a year at school for being a ‘smarty pants’.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: She’s bloody smart so it seems so that is always a huge plus. Her huge phobia is of uncooked egg yolk. Yep that one is fair enough in my book. I have a fear of cooking full stop which is probably slightly less fair but moving on…

Natalie Take Me Out Series 4

Natalie

Natalie’s Details:

26 years old
Full time mum
From Bristol
Been single for two years

Random Fact: She has an ear fetish.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Doesn’t like spiders or deep water. Yes I’m down with that on both counts. The ear fetish though? Really…? Look I’m a guy who is down with a lot of fetishes but that one really is shall we say ‘out there’.

Oli Take Me Out Series 4

Oli

Oli’s Details:

18 years old
Make up counter assistant
From Worcestershire
Been single for one year

Random Fact: She has a four leaf clover tattoo which she believes will bring her luck.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Based purely on her press photo and her fear of dogs. I clearly fancy Oli. Also I have a Good Luck Care Bear that I think brings me luck. Match made in heaven…?

Olivia Take Me Out Series 4

Olivia

Olivia’s Details:

18 years old
Receptionist at a garage
From Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
Been single for eight months

Random Fact: She’s young at heart and still sucks her thumb and has a comfort blanket called, Twiddler.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: The above random fact is a worry. However my ex had the same issue that she has regarding not being able to touch or look at feet. I thought it was weird then but now…I still think it is abnormal (but less abnormal than an ear fetish so…)

Piri Take Me Out Series 4

Piri

Piri’s Details:

21 years old
Manager of a shoe shop
From Kent
Single for two and a half months

Random Fact: Piri lists her interests as kebabs and cakes as well as dance and rap offs. She also carries mayonnaise and ketchup in her handbag at all times in case she accidentally buys a dry snack.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I genuinely bought three kebabes last Saturday night (special offer and was then breakfast and lunch on the Sunday). Her fears are normal (spiders, black cats and heights) and she once met a man in the cake aisle at Asda. I’m always in the cake aisle at Asda. Do I sense the stars aligning…?

Ruby Take Me Out Series 4

Ruby

Ruby’s Details:

18 years old
Politics student
From Bristol
Single for almost a year

Random Fact: Her guilty pleasure is Justin Bieber and even has him on her duvet cover.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Justin Bieber? Oh dear. However the worst is yet to come another posh word of a phobia although this one is fairer than Erica’s Trypophobia. This one is called Tokophobia. Look it up. She is ginger though which is always a double thumbs up situation. Also a politics student? That is very much a good thing in my eyes as an (unsuccessful) politician. Seriously only 90 votes. Still gets to me…

Samantha Take Me Out Series 4

Samantha

Samantha’s Details:

22 years old
Owns her own beauty salon
From Liverpool
Single all her life

Random Fact: She boby pops in her sleep.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: I sleep terribly at the best of times with someone else in the bed but someone who is boby-popping? Also her ideal man would be a millionaire. Not a great first impression…

Thiopia Take Me Out Series 4

Thiopia

Thiopia’s Details:

24 years old
Events Co-Ordinator
From Birmingham
Has been single forever

Random Fact: In her spare time she loves nothing more than studying Victorian criminology and the history of Egypt. Honestly who saw that coming?

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Again someone who is smart. I always like this. She hasn’t even been on a date this year. She has quite traditional values and likes the man to be the provider. Ok that is me stuffed with my modern-man-ness. (Is that even a word?) Apparently not but you get the gist…

Tonia Take Me Out Series 4

Tonia

Tonia’s Details:

22 years old
Graduate in podiatric medicine
From Galway, Ireland
Been single for one year

Random Fact: Tonia once emailed Stephen Hawking to ask about star constellations. No news as to whether or not he replied though.

Neil’s Initial Thoughts: Got to finish up with one final look at fears and hers are…bees, spiders and movies about possession and paranormal activity. Not too bad. Also she doesn’t like muscular men, men who lives with their mums or men who lack any drive. Shall I bother meeting her or just organise the wedding now?

New Girls:

Of course as Paddy sends off the lucky ladies to Fernando’s they get replaced in the flirty thirty. I haven’t been sent through the background information on the new girls but I’ve just got six photos which replaces the two dates from Week 1 and the four dates from Week 2. So here we go…

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Jo Take Me Out

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I must say that both Fleur and Katie are absolutely breathtakingly stunning…

Anyway folks I hope you enjoyed my light-hearted look at the Take Me Out Contestants for series four of the show starting Saturday 6 October on ITV1 at 7PM.

Feel free to let everyone know who you are loving below.

All photos are courtesy of ITV and Fremantle Media UK.

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October 4th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

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Take Me Out Girls USA

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For the latest series photos and gossip then please follow the link for Take Me Out Girls Photos for Season Seven – 2015.

Take Me Out has gone global (well it has crossed the pond anyways). Yes our favourite cheesy replacement for Blind Date that is perfect Saturday night television is now on FOX over in the States for a run every Thursday night at 8 EST. Apparently it has opened to a relatively poor audience but as we all know Take Me Out is a grower and if the American’s can understand the cheesiness of it all then it may grow into a force.

Following my successful blog on the Take Me Out Girls UK 2012 I thought I would bring you the Take Me Out USA girls. From the publicity shots from FOX my early favourites are in no particular order Lisa, Caitlin and Mindy. I will endevour to tune into the US version to see if they have recaptured the supreme awesomeness of the UK show and will report back.

So as Paddy would say (but as George Lopez says in the US…) ‘Bring on the girls…

Update 1: All the girls from the flirty thirty are on both Facebook and Twitter. Unlike their UK counterparts it seems that they have all created/been created these profiles and they will answer tweets and comments from fans via them. You can search for them on Facebook and Twitter or for a full list to to the Take Me Out page on the FOX website.

Update 2: Ok I’m watching the US version. Here are my notes:

Titles and theme tune are the same (albeit the music is slightly slower).
The girls are still called the ‘flirty thirty.’
‘No likey, No lighty’ is not used, ‘if you are turned off, turn off’ is how George says it.
The love-lift and studio layout are identical.
The girls come out to music down the stairs like the UK version.
Mindy is nuts with her monkey impression but I like that.
Katie Ann likes an All American guy but when a cowboy comes out she turns off for Football rivalry reasons.
Format is the same. Guys comes out, lights on/off then video, lights on/off and then something to impress the ladies (or a second VT). Then guy narrows it down to two if there are more than two left and chooses between the two after a final question.
Liking Debra. She seems lovely.
Doesn’t do the ‘and the power is in your hands’ line when guy gets the power.
Debra gets the first date of the show. I think she’s lovely.
There is no ‘Fernandos’ as it is called the ‘Take Me Out Resort’ which is a shit name to be honest.
Date format is the same as UK version. A treat then a drink or meal.
The first date from last week went well.
Second guy is tight and ‘literally lives at the gym’ unsurprisingly he gets a blackout.
He leaves with a hug from George but it isn’t called some ‘George love’ unlike our famous ‘Paddy love.’
Guy on second date got shall we say tipsy. Kept going in for the kiss. Really rather too forward.
The date sections are a lot quicker than the UK version. About two minutes each.
‘I want to give you a kiss but not date you’ – er…?
Couple of people turned off when third guy said he worked on Wall Street. He then said he quit his job to write children’s books and seven girls turned off. Bad bad bad.
I am feeling this version is far more rushed than the UK version. George speaks to the girls but doesn’t really engage with them.
You can tell it is in a smaller time-slot. The second VT/impressing ladies task is not even thirty seconds long.
‘I’d cook you dinner…only in my apron’ – bloody good line. Pick her.
He does pick Courtni – who is picked after just two guys on the show. Doesn’t even last an episode.
Successful dates leave to ‘Two tickets to paradise.’
Same format of four guys an episode. Episodes are around twenty minutes shorter than the UK episodes after adverts are considered. Honestly it is feeling rushed.
Zaza looks better on TV than in her promo-pic.
There is another dating show straight after Take Me Out called ‘The Choice’ which uses the trick of ‘The Voice’ of guys on chairs who can’t see the girls. Interesting idea. Might record that next week too. Not sure picking a girl just by the sound of her voice is a great thing. I’d always turn around for every Geordie or girl from Lancashire.

Ok show is over. It felt rushed but apart from that it was very similar. Show would do better letting George speak to the girls more as the girls are the stars of the show and the more we know them, the more we feel attached to the show. On the UK version within a couple of weeks we already know 4/5 of the girls rather well. US version needs that.

All photos courtesy of FOX television for publication purposes…

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June 10th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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Take Me Out Chelsea ‘wins’ a date with Damion

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If there are any fans of the ITV1 show Take Me Out who haven’t seen the moment male contestant Damion shot himself in the foot and repeatedly did so then you’ve got to see this. You have to feel for poor Chelsea who eventually ‘won’ a date with him.

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February 5th, 2012 at 10:43 am

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The Rambles of Neil Monnery search terms – a little bit Take Me Out heavy…

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I was just looking at the search terms that resulted in clicks on my blog for the past week and one might say that the hit ITV1 show Take Me Out is driving traffic at the moment…

Rambles of Neil Monnery Take Me Out

Search Terms for TRONM Jan 24-Jan 30

Either Mark Bolton and Nick Halling were on the show or they are interlopers in this list. Next people will be saying this is a Take Me Out blog…

One thing from this list though is that Gracie has been the most popular searched woman from the show in the past week but overall it has been Bianca then Chloe then Gracie then Bainsey. Make of that what you will.

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January 30th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

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Take Me Out Girls 2012

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For the latest series photos and gossip then please follow the link for Take Me Out Girls Photos for Season Seven – 2015.

For pictures and details of all the new girls for the new series of Take Me Out starting Saturday 6 October 2012 on ITV1 click on the below link:

Take Me Out Girls 2012 on ITV1 – Series 4 Photos & Details

For details of the girls on the show on Season Five starting on January 5 2013 then please click the below link:

Take Me Out Girls 2013 Photos

Take Me Out is back on our screens and that means that for the next 12 weeks I will have 90 minutes of awesomely awful TV to watch each Saturday night. Once more Paddy is fronting the show in his own style and once more four men each week will come down that love lift to try and impress the flirty thirty to get a date on the love island of Fernando’s.

It was only episode one last week so it is hard for me to pick out my favourites yet as we don’t know much about their personalities. We all remember Daisy from series one who got a date on the final episode. She was just lovely. Also Welsh Aimee was a firm favourite. I was also very fond of Siobhan, loved Samantha and the tiny Emily was just wonderful. I must also say Karima, Josephine and Jo were all awesome too.

In series two the stars were Jo Jo and Lucy. I loved Jo Jo. She was amazing but there were plenty of others to root for. One of them being Dawn who is now engaged to the man she got a date with on the show which is all kinds of awesome. Others of note included Carol who seemed like a regular good lass and Luissa who was super smart and super attractive. A fairly good combination. Also I recall Kieney who was quite lovely and who could forget burlesque loving Samantha?

So on to series three and my early thoughts. In alphabetical order I am liking Carrie, Chloe, Ciara, Emma, Fleur, Grace, Hollie, Katy, Mimi, Sophia and Sophie. However they are just my early thoughts and no doubt over the next few weeks we’ll get to know a bit more about these girls and I know who to be rooting for to get a good date. Knowing me it is perfectly possible that i’ll change my mind as we get to see these girls personalities shine through.

Update: Ok after three shows now I have thought long and hard about my top three. Chloe is there without a shadow of a doubt. Hollie too. I thought long and hard about who else was up there and decided that Charlotte has grown on me a lot and Ciara is clearly lovely and Grace is just stunning but I’ll say Charlotte for now. All three I think just seem like downright nice and decent people. Of the new girls then Mollie is easily my favourite.

Update II: To see possibly the best ever Take Me Out moment then please follow the hyperlink to watch the video as Chelsea ‘wins’ a date with Damion…

To have a look at all the girls who started on the show with guy one on episode one please look below. Please feel free to comment on the blog about the girls and the show.

So without further ado and as Paddy says ‘Bring on the Girls’

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January 12th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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Dawn Edwards & Dan Nash get engaged – a Take Me Out success story!

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As you may or may not know I have a handful of TV shows that I truly love. Things like StormChasers and Deadliest Catch. Last year saw MasterChef Australia walk into my live but two winters ago it was ITV’s latest attempt at a dating show Take Me Out that got me glued to the screen.

If you haven’t seen it then the premise of the show is rather simple. 30 girls watch guys come down and try to impress them. If they want to go on a date with him then they keep their light on. If they don’t then they turn off their lights. No likey, No lighty. If at the end of three rounds more than two girls have their lights on then the guy picks who he wants to go on a date with. It’s trashy, it’s awful but at the same time it is fantastic Saturday night TV.

Anyway last year one of my favourites Dawn got a date with a seemingly nice guy. Well over a year later and Dawn and Dan are engaged and being the kind of sap that I am, I’m delighted. They just both seem like good people and compared to some of the obvious wannabes that inhabit the show it is great to see that something can work.

There have been a couple of other engagements but both of these involve people who didn’t choose each other on the show and met at after show parties etc. Dan still chose Dawn despite arguably the worst air guitar ever when he asked to see the final two girls’ best air guitar. Still it all worked out and hopefully they’ll make it down the aisle and live happily ever after.

If I recall correctly there were only ever two or three Blind Date weddings (but that might be wrong) so if this one works out Take Me Out will be on its way to bettering its Saturday night preprocessor. I wish them both all the best in the world. It is stories like this that keep us all hoping that the right person will wander into our lives and you never know where or when it’ll happen. It won’t happen for me on Take Me Out as there is no way I’d keep on any lights but still that isn’t the point.

We all like a successful love story don’t we?

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