Comedic value is mostly provided by Mc Guinness's array of catchphrases such as "Let the (object) see the (object)", "No likey, no lighty! It sometimes includes interviews with his friends and family. Not every man does this round if there is only two girls left and some skip straight to round 5.", "If you're turned off, turn off", "If he's not Mr Right, turn off your light", "Get out there, turn one girl off and take one girl out! In this round the man asks the girls who are remaining a question. Paddy questions the chosen girl if they would rather know the man's 'love at first light' or not.The little I'd seen of it put me off trying a whole episode...But about a series ago, Take Me Out really started to grow on me.
, a fictional location (and one with a grammatically improper name, given that Saxon genitive with apostrophe s means the same as "of") based in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Successful couples leave the programme upstairs on the opposite side of the studio to the 'Love Lift', and a song, usually from the latin pop genre, will be played. This includes a pre-recorded video presented by the man. At the start of the round Paddy says " The power is in your hands " and pulls his hand down.
It is currently presented by Laura Jackson and Mark Wright.
Zoe Hardman previously hosted the show with Wright.
Then they meet, go up the big stairs opposite the love lift and have a backstage interview.
Take Me Out: The Gossip is a behind-the-scenes sister show that began airing weekly on ITV2 from series 3-5 and 7 onwards, following the broadcast of the main programme.