The Love Machine

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The Love Machine
Format Game show
Presented by Chris Moyles
Stacey Solomon
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 19 (inc. 1 special)
Production
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Princess Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Sky Living
Picture format 16:9
Original run 11 March 2012 (2012-03-11) – 1 March 2013 (2013-03-01)
Chronology
Related shows The Love Machine: Love Bites
Blind Date
Take Me Out
Take Me Out: The Gossip
External links
Website

The Love Machine was a British dating show hosted by Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon. It aired on Sky Living in the UK from 11 March 2012 to 1 March 2013.

Format[edit]

The Love Machine is a dating show which starts out with 8 different people standing in 'pods' in the Love Machine. These will either be men or women depending on the person who is going to be picking a date.

The hosts will introduce the 'picker' who will then give out some brief information about themselves and talk about what they would like to find in the Love Machine.

After the introductions are completed the Love Machine will spin selecting one random pod from the available 8, the person in the selected pod will be lit up so that their facial features and clothes are clearly visible. The picker then has to decide whether they like the look and dress sense of the selected person, this sometimes involves audience participation.

The picker has the choice to spin again or to find out more about the person who has been selected. If the picker decides to find out more about the person who has been selected the Love Machine will show three different choices relating to what the picker can find out about the person selected. The picker has the chance to pick two of these, when the picker selects one, the Love Machine will give out a piece of information about the person, or the person may perform a special skill etc. If the picker doesn't like the person they have found out more about, they get one last random spin, this can land on anyone in the Love Machine, the person who is selected is the person the picker has to take on holiday with them, without the chance to find out anything about them.

If the picker decides to spin the wheel again, the process is repeated until the picker decides finds out more about one of the people, or all eight of the people have been selected. If this happens, the picker has to find out more about this person, with the said three topics being displayed and two being chosen. If the picker decides they don't want to take this person on holiday with them, they picker can chose to have one last random spin which can select anyone from the wheel, the person selected is the person the picker must take without the option to find out more about the person.

Transmissions[edit]

Original series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
11 March 2012
13 May 2012
10
2
4 January 2013
1 March 2013
9

Specials[edit]

Date Entitle
21 December 2012
Christmas Special

Episodes and ratings[edit]

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[1]

Series 1[edit]

# Airdate 1st couple 2nd couple 3rd couple Couples notes Viewers
1
11 March 2012
361,000
2
18 March 2012
280,000
3
25 March 2012
312,000
4
1 April 2012
280,000
5
8 April 2012
199,000
6
15 April 2012
163,000
7
22 April 2012
189,000
8
29 April 2012
164,000
9
6 May 2012
161,000
10
13 May 2012
214,000

Series 2[edit]

# Airdate 1st couple 2nd couple 3rd couple Couples notes Viewers
11
21 December 2012
Under 112,000
2
4 January 2013
141,000
3
11 January 2013
Under 103,000
4
18 January 2013
134,000
5
25 January 2013
Under 111,000
6
1 February 2013
Under 113,000
7
8 February 2013
142,000
8
15 February 2013
151,000
9
22 February 2013
Under 125,000
10
1 March 2013
Under 142,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BARB". Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

External links[edit]