Take Me Out (Irish game show)

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Take Me Out
Take-Me-Out-Graphic.jpg
Genre Dating
Presented by Ray Foley
Theme music composer Dan McGrath
Josh Phillips
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 40
Production
Producer(s) Sideline Productions
Running time 42 – 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TV3
Original run 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15) – 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Chronology
Related shows Taken Out (Australia)
Take Me Out (UK)
External links
Official website

Take Me Out is an Irish television dating game show airing on TV3. The show features Irish radio personality Ray Foley as the presenter. It is based on the Australian series Taken Out and the British series of the same name.[1][2] The series is produced by Sideline Productions for TV3. The series is filmed in The Helix in Dublin.[2]

Format[edit]

One single man has to try to impress thirty single women. Each woman has a (white) light which she can turn off (red) if she is unimpressed by the man. His aim is to convince as many women as possible to keep their lights on so that he can then pick, from the women remaining, the one that he wishes to take out on a date.

The game starts when the single man emerges from behind a door while his chosen song is played in the background. There are three rounds during which the women learn more about the man and may choose to turn off their lights. The first round is a brief introduction from the man. The second and third rounds usually have the man talk more about himself for 30 seconds ("Flirty for Thirty"), show off a talent (song, dance, trick, etc.), or a video is shown of the man's friends promoting him and talking more about his background.

After these rounds, if there are more than two women left with their lights on, the single man must walk around and turn off the lights of those remaining until he is left with two. Once there are two, he must ask a question to both women to help decide which one he would like to take out, after which he will turn off one more light and date the remaining woman. If there is one woman left after the three rounds, they will go on a date. If all the women turn off their lights in what is referred to as a "blackout" then the man must leave the show alone.

The couples' "dates" – which are not shown in full – take place in a shady faux nightclub in the back of the studio called "Shifters". They are briefly interviewed in the next episode (or if it is the last in the series, in the same episode) about how their date went, and asked if they would go out again.

Usually four men are presented during each episode. When a woman goes on a date, she leaves her podium and a new woman takes her place. Otherwise, the women remain at their podiums and return for subsequent episodes of the series.

Episodes[edit]

Series one[edit]

# Airdate No. of couples 1 2 3 4 5
1 15 October 2010 2 Ruairí & Sarah Brendan Ben Brian & Kerrie
2 22 October 2010 2 Cormac & Aisling John Shane & Catherine Conor
3 29 October 2010 3 Éanna & Lorraine Jonathan & Terrie Keith Carl & Jessie
4 5 November 2010 4 Niall & Pricia J.J. & Lisya Emmett & Madison Seán & Gill
5 12 November 2010 2 Marc & Shannon Ross Kevin Richie & Rachel
6 19 November 2010 3 J.J. & Niamh Jason & Joleen Dan Neil & Rania
7 26 November 2010 4 Carl & Stephanie Emmet & Mairéad Brian & Louise Kyle & Madison
8 3 December 2010 2 Paulie & Eleanor Alan & Sinéad Ian Nigel Michael
9 10 December 2010 4 Seán & Lorna Michael & Mairéad Dave & Aoife Paul & Sarah-Jane
10 17 December 2010 3 Rob & Niamh Dónal & Nuala Derek Diarmaid & Janine

Series two[edit]

# Airdate No. of couples 1 2 3 4 5
1 7 January 2011 2 Steven & Molly Damien Robbie & Aisling Ty Daire
2 14 January 2011 4 Alan & Róisín Richard & Jane Aaron & Mairead Conor & Emma
3 21 January 2011 3 Garry & Claire Kevin & Emma Raol & Eva Ronan
4 28 January 2011 3 Andrew & Stephanie John Peter & Jenny Mark & Catherine
5 4 February 2011 3 Antonio & Jillian Conor & Lauren Charles Shane & Carla
6 11 February 2011 3 Eamon & Emma Owen David & Elizabeth Brian & Katie
7 18 February 2011 4 Michael & Sarah Brian & Donna Mark & Keelin Ryan & Amy
8 25 February 2011 3 Jules & Fleur Gary & Irina Eddie Graham & Cliona
9 4 March 2011 4 Jason & Jessica Tom & Faye Owen & Jordana Ian & Cheryl
10 11 March 2011 4 Simon & Chelcy Colin & Paula Adrian & Eilis Rick & Jenny

Series three[edit]

# Airdate No. of couples 1 2 3 4 5
1 20 January 2012 1 Pierce & Roisín Ngalinda Kevin David Gerard
2 27 January 2012 3 Karl & Louise Mike Karl & Amy Vinny & Fiona
3 3 February 2012 3 Adam & Aoife Colm & Rachel Patrick Glenn & Victoria
4 10 February 2012 2 Cian Liam Tony & Serena Rohan & Adrienne
5 17 February 2012 2 Benny Cian & Mya Steven & Simone Rudi
6 24 February 2012 4 Connor & Taylor-Rae Anthony Liam & Emi Fergal & Rosalyn Stephen & Monyka
7 2 March 2012 4 Eoghan & Shauna Sean & Anita Robert & Ariana Wayne & Mollie
8 9 March 2012 3 Dominic & Joanne David Shane & Cora Chris & Eimile
9 16 March 2012 3 Daniel & Tessa Thomas & Regina Piarais Stewart & Grace
10 23 March 2012 2 Shane & Dawn Ozzy Tom Mark & Saoirse

Series four[edit]

# Airdate No. of couples 1 2 3 4 5
1 4 January 2013 2 Sean Simon & Michelle Geoff Jimmy David & Mairead
2 11 January 2013 2 Kristian & Orlagh Jonathan Philip & Stephanie Eanna
3 18 January 2013 3 Jamie & Cathriona Brian Nick & Naomi Declan & Shahira
4 25 January 2013 3 Mark & Niamh Gurpreet Ronan & Julie Jordan & Aimee
5 1 February 2013 4 Peter & Kylie Paddy & Rachel Keith & Chantelle David & Maggie
6 8 February 2013 3 Ricky & Leanne Ben Alan & Melanie Stuart & Emma-Louise
7 15 February 2013 4 Cathal & Robin Daniel & Iseult Don & Orla Conor & Linda
8 22 February 2013 4 Taylor & Áine Jason & Debby Martin & Maeve Dermot & Rita
9 1 March 2013 3 Mitchell & Tara Jarlath Eugene & Martha Alan & Domenik
10 8 March 2013 4 Cormac & Jodie Jimmy & Tasha Michael & Emma-Marie David & Chancelle

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