Take Me Out (2010-2019)

Take Me Out - cast of girls on a staircase with host paddy in front.

Take Me Out – Series 6 © Thames and ITV

Production Company: Talkback Thames
Kent Locations Used:
The Maidstone Studios

Take Me Out (2010-2019) is a dating gameshow that aired on ITV. Hosted by King of matchmaking Paddy McGuinness, the show sees 30 single ladies try to have their dream date on the Isle of Fernando with one of the eligible bachelors that arrive via the Love Lift.

From 2010 to 2019, the show was recorded at The Maidstone Studios.

In 2012, a spin-off after show titled Take Me Out: The Gossip (2012-2015) began airing. Filming locations for the spin-off included Rochester Castle and Canterbury.

The Maidstone Studios is an independent TV studio complex on an 11-acre site with 5 television studios, dubbing facilities, edit suites, a fully saturated lighting grid and office space. It has previously welcomed shows such as Series 2 of The Split (2020) and Series 2 of This Time with Alan Partridge (2021).

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 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 A Canterbury Tale (1944) and Rustom (2016).

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.