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Take Me Out and all new Take Me Out: The Gossip return to ITV and ITV2

Published: Tue 11 Nov 2014

Take Me Out and all new Take Me Out: The Gossip return to ITV and ITV2 
ITV’s ever popular dating show, Take Me Out - hosted by ‘King of Dating’ Paddy McGuinness - and ITV2 hit spin-off show, Take Me Out: The Gossip - with Mark Wright and new presenter, Laura Jackson - return to weekend schedules in early 2015.
Does Take Me Out’s success know no bounds?!  The show has so far been responsible for three engagements, two weddings, one baby called Freddie and one more on the way due March 2015!  So can Paddy’s next line-up of flirty 30 add to the romantic role call?  For those who are lucky enough to bag themselves a perfect partner, their love story will begin as they jet off to sunnier climes for a dream date on the Isle of Fernando’s for ITV.  
Then post-date and overnight, for the all new Take Me Out: The Gossip  on ITV2, where the dating duos check in for an exclusive, luxury stay at Casa Fernando where all the gossipy goings on are revealed. Cameras will follow the couples on their romantic island getaway, as we get exclusive access to the love-matches and love mis-matches.  The Gossip will dig around for all the saucy secrets!
Joining them poolside for all the dating low-down, will be The Gossip hosts Mark and Laura.  They will chat to the couples and delve much deeper into all the activity and dating tales and trials, as viewers get a chance to get all the post-date gossip, into the night and the morning after…
Paddy McGuinness said: “I can't wait to get back in the studio and meet a brand new set of girls all hoping to meet their perfect man!  With two marriages, three engagements and two babies under our belts, the girls....and boys are in good hands!”
Mark Wright said: “I’m really thrilled to be back with Take Me Out: The Gossip, it’s one of my favourite shows to present and I'm really excited that this year the show is set on the Isle of Fernando’s, where we'll be bringing the viewers all the gossip from the heart of the action, after the sun has set on the dates and find out what happens the morning after”.
Laura Jackson said: “I'm really looking forward to joining the Take Me Out: The Gossip team. It's a show I've always watched and now I can truly get in with all the action and immerse myself in all things love. I can't wait to be getting all the gossip from the dates; it's going to be a great series!”
Asif Zubairy, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment for ITV said: “They say there's a perfect partner for everyone and if anyone can help find that person, it's Paddy. Give him a TV studio, some glamorous girls and some eager-to-impress boys and you've got the perfect evening."
Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor for ITV2 said: “All new Take Me Out: The Gossip unleashes more fun and flirtation than ever before.  Cameras will follow our romantic couples as they all stay together in a luxury villa so viewers will be able to follow their burgeoning relationships.  And of course Mark and Laura will be on hand to quiz them about any blossoming romance.”
Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and Executive Producer, Take Me Out and Take Me Out: The Gossip:   “We’re delighted to bring Take Me Out and Take Me Out:The Gossip back to ITV and ITV2. With Paddy at the helm helping to match our dates, and Mark and Laura getting all the inside info from our loved-up – and not so loved-up couples – what better way is there to spend an evening than dreaming of the sun-kissed Isle of Fernando’s?!”
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, commissioned by Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor ITV2 and Executive Produced by Suzy Lamb and Sarah Thomson-Woolley. 
Notes to Editors:
Both series’ return for 10 episodes per series early 2015.