Paddy McGuinness has broken his silence following the news that Take Me Out had been cancelled as he joked ‘I better get to the Job Centre’.
Taking to Instagram to share the news with his followers the ITV host exclaimed: ‘Hello friends it’s time to say goodbye to Take Me Out, eight weddings, six babies and a generation of youngsters who have grown up watching us on Saturday night.
’10 years that’s before Tinder, Snapchat, Twitter was a little baby, Instagram wasn’t a thing and Whatsapp that were just witchcraft.
‘What I am most proud of is the success of Take Me Out as it put dating show back on the TV map, thank you to the boys who braved the love lift and more importantly the stars of the show, the girls. I am going to miss spending my Saturday nights with you.’
He continued (as he dramatically dropped his daughter’s microphone): ‘And for one last time it’s lights out, all out.
‘Right better get to the Job Centre.’
The ITV dating show saw a group of single girls gather each weekend to see which lucky lad would come down the lift of love.
If the lads impressed the gals, they would keep their lights on. It not, they would turn them off. No likey, as Paddy said, no lighty.
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to Metro.co.uk: ‘After 11 series we have decided to say goodbye to Take Me Out.
‘We’d like to thank Paddy, the production team at Thames as well as all the contributors who have appeared on the show for all their hard work in making the show such unmissable television.’
A production source added: ‘We’re really sad to see the end of Take Me Out but after 11 years, eight weddings and six babies, for now, our work here is done.
‘Over the years, Paddy has been the dream host and everyone involved from the hard-working crew through to the contestants have been fantastic.
‘It’s sad to see the end of such an iconic show but we have lots of exciting projects with the channel lined up.’
You can watch Take Me Out on the ITV hub.
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