Take Me Out – Series 8 (2016)

Take Me Out - The girls standing on a staircase with presenter Paddy McGuinness

Take Me Out – The girls with Paddy McGuinness © ITV

Production Company: Thames

Kent Locations UsedThe Maidstone Studios, Rochester Castle, Canterbury

ITV’s Take Me Out returns for an eighth series with Paddy McGuinness hosting the Saturday night dating show in the hope that he can find dates for the “Flirty 30” ladies looking for love.

Single men arrive by the Love Lift and through various rounds, the ladies can turn their lights off if they are no longer interested in them – “No Likey, No Lighty”. Any man who survives with more than one light on, can choose which lady he will take on a date to the Isle of Fernando.

Take Me Out is filmed in Kent at The Maidstone Studios, with spin off show Take Me Out: The Gossip visiting Rochester Castle and Canterbury this series.

The UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility, The Maidstone Studios boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and plentiful parking. The Maidstone Studios has been the film studio for many popular entertainment shows including  Later…With Jools Holland (2014), Was It Something I Said? (2013) and Got To Dance (2010).

Rochester Castle is a 12th Century Castle set in beautiful gardens and overlooks the River Medway. The castle has been used as a film location by ITV’s Rugby Cup opening titles (2015), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Veer (2010).

The vibrant City of Canterbury has a Cathedral, busy shopping areas, parks and open spaces and two universities. The Canterbury area has previously been seen on screen on Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015), The Apprentice (2014) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on Saturday 2nd January 2016 at 20:00 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Take Me Out visit: http://www.itv.com/takemeout/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios visit: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

For more information about Rochester Castle visit: http://www.visitmedway.org/places-of-interest/rochester-castle-0

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Take Me Out – Series 7 (2015)

Paddy McGuinness standing in a light shaped like a heart

Presenter Paddy McGuinness © Thames/FremantleMedia UK

 

Production Company: Thames

Kent Locations UsedThe Maidstone Studios

The master of matchmaking, Paddy McGuinness returns for the seventh series of ITV’s hit dating show Take Me Out. 30 single ladies wait for their dream date to arrive by the Love Lift, each hoping that the next eligible bachelor to arrive on the Isle of Fernando will sweep them off their feet.

The group of flirty ladies run the four brave bachelors through their paces during a series of different rounds. However, as the show’s trademark catchphrase goes: ‘No likey, no lighty.’ If a woman loses interest in the hopeful men, they turn off their lights which could, unfortunately for the men, result in a humiliating departure to Celine Dion’s All By Myself. The women are in charge, the men left hanging on their every decision.

Recorded at The Maidstone Studios and now in its seventh series, the show has two marriages, three engagement and two babies to its name – matchmaking at its finest. Who knows what big life changes could be round the corner for the new contestants hoping to find love.

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility and is based in Maidstone, Kent. The facility boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces and has previously played host to productions such as Later…With Jools Holland (2014), Sport Relief’s Top Dog (2014), and Was It Something I Said? (2013).

Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on Saturday, January 3rd  2015 at 20:30 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Take Me Out visit: http://www.itv.com/takemeout/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios visit: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


Take Me Out – Series 6 (2014)

Paddy McGuiness surrounded by the 30 girls on the steps of the Take Me Out set

Take Me Out – Series 6 © Thames and ITV

Production Company: Thames

Kent locations usedThe Maidstone Studios

King of matchmaking, Paddy McGuiness, returns for the sixth series of ITV’s popular dating show Take Me Out, where 30 single ladies are all looking for their dream date on the Isle of Fernando with one of the eligible bachelors that arrive via the Love Lift.

The cheeky show sees four brave bachelor boys trying to impress the Flirty Thirty through various rounds, but with the shows catchphrase being “no likey, no lighty”,  the women turn their lights off when they are no longer interested in the man, and the boys could face a black out which precedes a lone departure to Celine Dion’s All By Myself.

The new series introduces a twist:  the men can choose to opt for a mystery girl based on the sound of her voice.First up are an IT consultant from Leeds, a Birmingham entrepreneur and a music student from Brighton. 

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility and is based in Maidstone, Kent.  The facility boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces and has previously played host to productions such as Later…With Jools Holland (2013), Was It Something I Said? (2013) and Got To Dance (2010).

Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on 4th January 2014 at 20:50 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Take Me Out visit: http://www.itv.com/takemeout/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios visit: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


Take Me Out – Series 4 (2012)

The Take Me Out ladies

Take Me Out – Series 4 © Thames TV

Production Company: Thames

Kent locations used: The Maidstone Studios

No more going out on Saturday nights because ITV’s popular dating show, Take Me Out, is returning for a fourth series once again filmed at The Maidstone Studios! Host Paddy McGuiness tries to match 30 single ladies, all looking for their dream date with one of the guys that comes down the “love lift”.

Paddy and a contestant dancing

Take Me Out – Series 4 © Thames TV

The cheeky show is all about first impressions. In each episode, four brave bachelor boys have to try and impress the “flirty thirty” in the hope to bag themselves a date on the “Isle of Fernando”. However, with the shows catchphrase being “no likey, no lighty” the boys could face a black out and a lone departure to the sound of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself”.

Keep your eye out for the Take Me Out Christmas Special which will, for the first time, see celebrity men coming down the love lift including presenter Matt Johnson (This Morning), actor Joe Swash (I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here) and funny man Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice).

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility and based in Maidstone, Kent. Its 11 acre site boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces and has previously played host to Don’t Stop Believing, The Door and Got To Dance.

Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on 6th October 2012 at 19:00 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Take Me Out visit: http://www.itv.com/takemeout/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios visit: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/