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ITV dating show Take Me Out has been cancelled after 10 years – here’s why

One of Britain’s most popular Saturday night entertainment programmes, which has been filmed at studios in Maidstone for nearly a decade, has been cancelled. ITV is said to have axed hit dating game show, Take Me Out, amid claims its ratings have dipped in recent years. The series, presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness and synonymous with his catchphrase ‘no likey, no lighty’, has been filmed at Maidstone Studios since

Paddy has had his say after the show was axed by ITV proud of is the success of Take Me Out as it put dating shows back on the TV map.

In the show, a male contestant has to try and impress 30 women, who switch their lights off if they lose interest. At the end he is able to pick from the women whose lights are still on, with both going on a date to Tenerife. In December contestant Jade Devaney opened up about what it’s like to feature on the programme. Jade explained that contestants are taken to two different hotels during their time on the show once that are in Tenerife – checking in to one hotel only to check into another following date day.

ITV has come under scrutiny in recent months following the suicides of a string of participants on reality shows including Love Island and the now axed The Jeremy Kyle Show. By Dave Burke. Take Me Out has been on air for 11 years Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror – celebs Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.

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Paddy McGuinness dating show Take Me Out ‘axed after 11 years’

Showbiz Published: Feb 11, A post shared by Paddy McGuinness mcguinness. Thank you to all the boys who braved the Love Lift and most importantly to the stars of the show — the girls. Better get to Jobcentre.

And a source added “ITV and Paddy have done all the specials you can eke out of a dating show, so it’s been decided it’s time for it to go. Take.

The popular dating series had been on our screens for over a decade, playing Cupid to a whole host of couples, some who’ve gone onto get married and have babies, while others have been happy with the free holiday to the Isle of Fernandos, which is actually Tenerife! After it was heavily rumoured on Monday that the axe had fallen on Take Me Out, its famous host Paddy McGuinness took to Twitter to confirm the news in a rather heartbreaking message, which you can watch in the video above.

Eight weddings, six babies and a generation of youngsters who’ve grown up watching us on Saturday night TV. Thank you to all the boys who braved the love lift and, most importantly to the stars of the show – the girls – I’m gonna miss spending my Saturday nights wi’ya. Reacting to Paddy’s video, one tweeted: “Gutted , loved watching lighthearted fun on a Saturday night,” and another commented: “Gutted, absolutely loved watching that show and you were brilliant on it had me in stitches every time.

Another fan questioned the decision to axe Take Me Out, reacting: “Bizarre decision. Plenty of shows need carting but Take Me Out is one of the best on the box,” while a fourth posted: “I’m gutted that TakeMeOut has ended But all good things come to an end, as they say I loved watching that show, it was one of my favourite TV shows, and you were brilliant on it! You made it the success it was, Paddy, and I wanna thank you for that.

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Paddy McGuinness to host new ITV dating show

After a reported dip in ratings and 10 incredible years of the hugely successful show , it’s time to say goodbye. We can almost hear the show’s farewell music. We have many a good memory of Saturday nights watching Take Me Out. A telly source added: “ITV and Paddy have done all the specials you can eke out of a dating show, so it’s been decided it’s time for it to go.

Take Me Out Board Game Complete With Rules TV Dating Show Paddy Mcguinness. Brilliant game with paddys voice. Good for a girls night in. Condition is.

The dating show — hosted by Paddy McGuinness — has run for 11 series over 10 years, having first launched in January The last episode aired in December The man must win over the ladies in a series of short rounds and if they like him they keep their light on. In the final round the male contestant turns off the lights of the all the women who have left their light on, leaving just one. The couple are then sent on a date.

Over episodes, including a celebrity special, Take Me Out has been responsible for at least seven weddings and five babies, thanks to its successful love matches. An inquest heard Watkins died after losing his dream job for taking time off to film the show. News Home.

Take Me Out

By Sean O’grady For Mailonline. The long-running show hosted by Paddy McGuinness has said its final farewell as bosses believed the programme had ‘run its course’ after airing for nine years. A TV source said: ‘ITV and Paddy have done all the specials you can eke out of a dating show, so it’s been decided it’s time for it to go.

But it will go down as a big success — it’s had more weddings than Blind Date.

Paddy McGuinness’ ITV dating show Take Me Out has been axed after 11 years as producers believe it has “run its course.” The Saturday night.

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No more likey, no more lighty! Farewell to the brilliant Take Me Out

By David Craig. However, across its episodes, eight of the couples introduced on Take Me Out went on to get married, including Beckie Louise Ryan and Adam Ryan who met on the show around four years ago. The show peaked in with just shy of six million people tuning in to its series two premiere, but the most recent episodes frequently drew in less than two million live viewers each.

I loved TakeMeOut. MrLiamCronin February 11,

The dating show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, has been cancelled by ITV after more than episodes. “We’re heartbroken and devastated.

With a whole new take on the singing gameshow genre, Paddy will be guiding teams of two to win a cash prize by bringing his own unique comedic style to the show which promises music, laughs and play along fun for all the family. From his appearances in Phoenix Nights to hosting the hugely popular dating show Take Me Out, his comedy background and northern charm has helped entertain millions of households up and down the country.

He is currently presenting Top Gear for the channel as well as being part of the presenting line up for both Sport Relief and Comic Relief. Helping the players will be our panel of celebrity experts, who are joined each week by a different singing superstar. If the players have picked a good singer then they will take the prize… but if a bad singer is revealed, the imposter will pocket the cash.

For details on how to apply head to www. News you can trust since

‘Take Me Out’ axed by ITV after 10 years

An unscreened pilot episode was made for Channel 4 in , but it was ITV who picked it up for a series. The show was produced by Thames formerly Talkback Thames. The first series was recorded at Granada Studios in Manchester , but has since been recorded at The Maidstone Studios in Maidstone , Kent , as it offered increased space and capacity for audience members. It did not air in , but returned in with Wright joined by new co-host Laura Jackson.

On 10 February , ITV announced that the show was axed after eleven series. Eight couples who met on the show subsequently got married and six babies were born to contestants who met on the show.

Saturday night TV hit Take Me Out has reportedly been axed after 11 years on air​. Bosses at ITV are said to feel the show, hosted by Paddy.

Paddy McGuinness has paid tribute to Take Me Out after it was announced that the show has been cancelled. After 11 years, the dating show – which arguably kick-started the resurgence of dating show – has been axed by ITV. Thank you to all the boys who braved the love lift and, most importantly, to the stars of the show: the girls. And for one last time it’s lights out, all out.

The couple recently welcomed their first child together in , a baby boy called Gunner Stone. The pair split for good and are now happy with other partners. The pair welcomed a baby girl in called Milena. The pair married and went on to have two children together, before divorcing in

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