Take Me Out Is Turning The Tables And Letting The Lads Choose

The format for Take Me Out is a pretty simple one.

Thirty women have a light in front of them, a man comes down the love lift (which sounds way ruder than it is) and they get to decide whether they like him enough to spend a day with him on the Isle of Fernandos (which - sorry to disappoint you - is probably just Tenerife).

If they don't like him, they turn off the light - No likey, no lighty.

The men do all manner of silly stuff and their family usually crawls out of the woodwork to see if they can embarrass them, but more often than not they manage to get a date and off they pop into the sunset.

It's a classic formula, but for years now the question has been asked as to why the roles couldn't be reversed to see 30 men choosing whether or not they like a woman that comes down the lift and has to make a fool of herself.

Credit: ITV/Take Me Out
Credit: ITV/Take Me Out

The short answer is probably that men are probably a damn sight less choosy than their female counterparts and each segment would result in a woman having to choose from 30 slavering men.

Despite that, people haven't stopped wondering whether it will ever happen though.

Well, wonder no more! As a special 10th anniversary (yes, it's been 10 years) treat for the fans the people behind Take Me Out have agreed to give the men their chance to choose.

The producers of the show put out a series of tweets announcing that next Saturday (February 24) will be the first time in the show's history that 30 lads will stand behind the lights - although it definitely won't be the first time that most of these guys have turned off a woman.

They said:


There you have it. The tables have turned.

In fact, series 9 contestant Mitch Mimms has already posted a picture of the guys on set.

The male contestants are a group of selected favourites from the previous series' of the show that have supposedly been chosen by Paddy McGuinness himself.

The show will air on Saturday 24 February at 6pm on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Take Me Out/ITV

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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