Hosted by Peter Kay's sidekick Paddy McGuiness who tries very hard in a kind of cheeky chappie Northern way, it parades numerous women who all vie for the 'win' of being singled out by the prize male who is offered for their delectation by performing a 30 second speech, song, dance or novelty act. The prize male then gets to choose the final two girls by rejecting one and going for a date with the other.
Sitting exasperated with the show rolling on between Paddy's attempts at cheeky comments, the girls saying their vacuous comments, the boys trying ever so hard to impress, it all looks a little desperate. ITV desperate for grabbing Saturday night viewers, Paddy McGuinness desperate to break away from Peter Kay's shadow and adverts for Greggs the pie shop and appear a credible alternative to Vernon Kay, and just a hint of desperation from girls and boys for a little whiff of fame. Perhaps they should just cut to the chase and get the boy to come on and say 'I want a shag' and then the girl (generally called Chanelle) who's icon is Katie Price with the biggest norks and most extensive dental work exclaims with some panache 'I will give you a shag'. There it is, that's the crux of the programme. My version of Take Me Out would only last 4 minutes though... and that includes the post-coital cigarette.