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TAKE ME OUT RETURNS FOR A TENTH SERIES WITH TWO SPECIAL EPISODES

London, 28th September 2017: Take Me Out, the most successful* Saturday night dating show returns early 2018 for its tenth series.  Hosted by the King of dating, Paddy McGuinness, the new series is to air with two special episodes to celebrate 10 years of dating success.

A new line up of ‘Flirty Thirty’ girls will be ready to meet the single boys taking a ride down the ‘Love Lift’, but who will be lucky enough to bag themselves a date on the sunny Isle of Fernando’s and be successful in their quest to find love?

The new series includes two Take Me Out special episodes; one featuring a line-up of thirty fabulous single older ladies, looking for love.

In the second special, Paddy ‘brings on the boys’ as we see thirty of his favourite male contestants return for another chance at finding ‘The One’. The show also celebrates the Take Me Out love matches created as Paddy reunites with the successes from previous series.  With seven weddings and three babies to come from the show, Paddy chats to the couples and reminisces about the moment their eyes met across the Take Me Out love lift.

Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness said:  “I’m so excited to be celebrating ten series of Take Me Out. I always look forward to seeing romance blossom amongst a new line up of ladies and gents, including the over 50s! I’m also going to be catching up with the couples who got together after meeting on the show. Bring it on, let the tenth see the series!”

Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and Executive Producer added: “I’m thrilled that Take Me Out will return to celebrate its tenth series. I’m sure there will be love matches a plenty if Paddy has anything to do with it and with two specials as well it’s set to be one of the best series yet.”

Take Me Out is currently looking for single boys and girls to appear on the next series. To apply, please go to http://www.itv.com/takemeout. If you are over 50 and would like to apply, please email Takemeoutspecial@thames.tvApplications close on the 13th October.

*Take Me Out is currently the most successful dating format in the world and has been sold to 33 territories.

Series 10 of Take Me Out and the two specials will air in 2018 on ITV. Transmission will be confirmed at a later date.

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.

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About Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK)

Thames is the entertainment label of FremantleMedia UK, the UK arm of global media giant FremantleMedia. A powerhouse in scripted and non-scripted content, FremantleMedia also comprises a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division, and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV  brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories.  www.thames.tv