Take Me Out and Take Me Out: The Gossip re-commissioned for new series
ITV’s ever popular Saturday night dating show, Take Me Out – hosted by Paddy McGuinness and ITV2’s hit sister show, Take Me Out: The Gossip, presented by Mark Wright and Laura Jackson, will both return in early 2016 for 10 episodes each.
A guaranteed ray of sunshine on the darkest of winter evenings, Series 8 of Take Me Out will aim to continue its stunning success rate of FIVE engagements, FOUR weddings and TWO bouncing babies! With Paddy ready to unleash more of his legendary catchphrases, the Love Lift back in action and the return of Love at First Light, how many Mr Right’s will the new series deliver to a brand new line up of 30 single and ready to mingle ladies from across the UK?
For the starry eyed couples lucky enough to be waved off at the top of the Take Me Out staircase, their romantic adventure begins the second they touch down on the glorious Isle of Fernando’s. It’s then switchover time to ITV2 for Take Me Out: The Gossip as our newbie love matches check into the super sleek Casa Fernando to kick off their dates in style.
With Take Me Out: The Gossip cameras following each couple’s every move while on the island of love, no stone will be left unturned by hosts Mark and Laura as they dissect every element of each date to bring all the sensational gossip direct to ITV2 viewers!
Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness said: “We witnessed some unusual twists of fate during the last series which proves the Take Me Out love lift works in mysterious ways. I’m looking forward to all the dates to come and with 2016 being a leap year, I’m curious to see if our Flirty Thirty have any surprises in store that might lead to another wedding – fingers crossed! Series 8 is going to be one of the best yet.”
Take Me Out: The Gossip’s Mark Wright said: “It’s that time of the year when I get to pack my shorts, sun tan lotion and head out to the Isle of Fernando’s to bring viewers all the backstage gossip from the best dating show on TV. With Casa Fernando playing host to some lasting love matches last series, I have no doubt that Cupid will be pretty busy again this year.”
Laura Jackson said: “I am so thrilled to be back for another year of Take Me Out: The Gossip. Last series was full of fun, laughter, love and a few tears. I can’t wait to get back to the Isle of Fernando’s with Mark.”
Asif Zubairy, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment for ITV said: “I’m very glad that Take Me Out returns in Paddy’s capable hands. Mark and Laura are back as well with the hottest gossip from Casa Fernando on ITV2 so those cold winter evenings suddenly got a whole lot warmer.”
Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and Executive Producer, Take Me Out and Take Me Out: The Gossip: “We’re excited that Take Me Out and Take Me Out: The Gossip are back on ITV and ITV2. Paddy playing matchmaker for our Flirty 30, and Mark and Laura getting all the juicy gossip direct from the Isle of Fernando’s is all you need for a perfect evening in front of the telly!”
Take Me Out is a Thames production for ITV. Take Me Out is commissioned by ITV Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Asif Zubairy and Executive Produced by Thames Head of Entertainment, Suzy Lamb and Mel Balac.
Take Me Out: The Gossip is a Thames production for ITV2. Executive Produced by Suzy Lamb and Kat Lennox, and commissioned on behalf of ITV Entertainment by