Keith Lemon and Joe Swash to take part in celebrity Take Me Out Christmas special!
We reported a few months back that the hugely popular ITV dating quiz show, Take Me Out, was planning on hosting a celebrity Christmas special and today it has been revealed that one of the celebs taking part in the show will be ITV2 comic, Keith Lemon.
According to the Sun newspaper, the hilarious host of the massive ITV2 quiz show, Celebrity Juice, will be taking part as one of three male celebs picking a date out of 30 hopeful women to take with them to the Isle of Fernando’s.
The dating quiz show, which is presented by Yorkshire funny man, Paddy McGuinness, features a single man choosing a date with one of thirty single women. The women stand on stage underneath thirty white lights, each with a button in front of them.
The man is then brought on stage via the ‘Love Lift’ and tries to woo the women in a series of rounds, playing a pre-recorded dating video, displaying a skill (such as dancing or playing a musical instrument), or playing another video in which the man’s friends or family reveal more about him. At any point during the rounds, the women can press the button in front of them to turn off their light (their area of the stage will turn red if they do so).
If, at the end of three rounds, there are still lights left on, the bachelor will turn off all but two of the remaining lights himself. He will then have a chance to ask one question to the last two women, before choosing which woman he wants to go on a date with by turning off one more light. There are usually four men brought on in the course of a single episode.
However, for the Christmas special only three celebrity Bachelors will take to the stage, probably to allow more time for Lemon’s jokes and antics, with the other two contestants joining Keith being former EastEnders actor, and I’m A Celebrity winner, Joe Swash and This Morning presenter Matt Johnson.
Following the Christmas special, the original format of the show has been re-commissioned for a further two series as well as its ITV2 spin-off show Take Me Out: The Gossip, presented by Mark Wright and Zoe Hardman, which has become the channel’s third highest-rating show following its debut this year.