Paddy McGuinness wants Take Me Out for OAPs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 October 2012
Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness wants to make 'Take Me Out' for pensioners in a similar style to former dating show 'Blind Date'

Paddy McGuinness wants to make 'Take Me Out' for pensioners.

The 39-year-old TV presenter is keen to do a special OAP episode of the ITV1 dating show in a similar style to elderly editions of 'Blind Date', a dating game show hosted by Cilla Black from 1985 to 2003.

He says: "I want to do it. Going back to shows like 'Blind Date', I used to love those special OAP ones. I'm pushing for it, just for one round."

Paddy believes the one-off special would be just as racy as the normal version of 'Take Me Out' - which features 30 single girls who judge a single guy and vote by turning on or off their lights - as despite the contestants being older, they are "still proper horny".

Speaking on tonight's (05.10.12) 'Alan Carr's Chatty Man' show, he says: "They weren't born old. They've had lives and they've got interests and hobbies.

"They're still proper horny. Pop a couple of Viagras in the old Bovril and it'll be brilliant!"

While Paddy is keen to make an elderly edition of the programme, he recently admitted he "can't watch" old episodes of the show because it was so cheap.

He said: "The pilot was for a late-night student show, and it wasn't until about a year later that ITV called saying it was all happening and going to be a big Saturday-night show. I can't even watch the first series now - I was new to presenting and it was in this tiny studio with a cardboard cut-out dangling from the ceiling with 'Take Me Out' written on it."

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