Take Me Out coming back for eighth series

'Take Me Out' is to return for an eighth series while spin-off show 'Take Me Out: The Gossip has also been commissioned for another 10 episode run

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Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

'Take Me Out' and 'Take Me Out: The Gossip' have been commissioned for a new series.

The dating show hosted by comedian Paddy McGuinness and the spin-off show presented by Mark Wright and Laura Jackson will both return next year for 10 episodes each.

Paddy said: "We witnessed some unusual twists of fate during the last series which proves the 'Take Me Out' love lift works in mysterious ways. I'm looking forward to all the dates to come and with 2016 being a leap year, I'm curious to see if our Flirty Thirty have any surprises in store that might lead to another wedding - fingers crossed! Series 8 is going to be the best one yet."

The eighth series of the show will endeavor to continue it's success rate of five engagements, two weddings and two babies, while Paddy is busy thinking up more of his legendary catchphrases.

Meanwhile, Mark and Laura will be back hosting the official after-party, coaxing all of the juicy gossip out of the contestants when they return from their dates on the fictional Isle of Fernando's.

Mark said: "It's that time of the year when I get to pack my shorts, sun tan lotion and head out to the Isle of Fernando's to bring viewers all the backstage gossip from the best dating show on TV. With Casa Fernando playing host to some lasting love matches last series, I have no doubt that Cupid will be pretty busy again this year."

Laura added: "I am so thrilled to be back for another year of 'Take Me Out: The Gossip'. Last series was full of fun, laughter, love and a few tears. I can't wait to get back to the Isle of Fernando's with Mark."

'Take Me Out' and 'Take Me Out: The Gossip' return to ITV and ITV 2 respectively in early 2016.

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