Take Me Out's partner-swap truth

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2011
Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

Take Me Out's contestants have become involved in a partner-swapping craze, with four loved-up couples being formed on the ITV1 show

Take Me Out's contestants have become involved in a partner-swapping craze.

Burlesque dancer Kate McGann - who was paired with quirky street entertainer Chris Brown on the ITV1 show - has admitted the dating series has become "very incestuous" with unlucky-in-love singletons switching partners until they find their perfect match.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Most couples who are still dating now were not each other's original dates in the show. Everyone ends up meeting at reunion parties, which often result in people copping off with other contestants they were not on dates with."

While brunette bombshell Peggy Lawrence was originally picked by Liverpudlian Andrew Shaw, she was soon snapped up by hunky Ryan Mackins, who had first selected Luissa Burton but admitted at the time he fancied a 'three-night stand' with the gorgeous duo.

Meanwhile, Irish stunner Celine Hart is now enjoying a steamy romance with Scottish hockey ace John Harris, who originally went on a date with Kerry Brentall.

With four couples having found love on the saucy show - hosted by Paddy McGuinness - Kate insists she's not bothered she didn't hit it off with her date.

She added: "It's so funny that girls have met up with other people's dates and they're now the ones going out. The boys in the new couples have told me they feel guilty for not picking the women who are now their girlfriends in the first place. It's strange.

"I'm really pleased for them all. They seem really happy. My date didn't end up being my perfect man. I didn't realise I was the only one with my light still on for him. I'm gutted I didn't find anyone myself!"

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