ITV has decided to end the dating show Take Me Out, hosted by Paddy McGuinness after it’s eleventh series aired last year.
A spokesperson for ITV told The Sun: “We’ve decided to say goodbye to Take Me Out.”
The format of the show featured a single man coming down the “Love Lift” to try and convince a line-up of 30 single women to go on a date with them. It ran for over 100 episodes, but the bosses of the channel have decided the show has “ran its course.”
They explained: “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.
“As with many shows, ratings have slid a bit in recent years. But it will go down as a big success — it’s had more weddings than Blind Date.”
“We’d like to thank Paddy, the production team at Thames as well as all the contributors for their hard work in making the show such unmissable television.”
“We’re really sad to see the end but after 11 years, eight weddings and six babies, our work is done. We have lots of exciting projects with the channel lined up.”
Whaaaat, that's it…..done??? Can't be!!!! 😭😭😭. They wouldn't do this to Saturday Night Takeaway would they!!!! 🤬— Trish (@TrishaA) February 11, 2020
Take Me Out has been cancelled – a victory against mediocre hetty culture everywhere— The Masc Singer (@glitterstrands) February 11, 2020
x factor and take me out have been cancelled .— hannah ◟̽◞̽ (@hannahrob98) February 10, 2020
there really is a God !
Paddy McGuinness is currently one of the main presenters on BBC’s Top Gear, and has yet to comment about the show’s axing.
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