Paddy McGuinness: I want a gay version of ‘Take Me Out’
Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness has expressed his support for a “gay version” of the show.
Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show, the TV host revealed that he has been calling for a spin-off of the dating show – which usually sees a straight man seek to obtain a date from one of thirty women.
Despite running for seven series so far, the ITV show is yet to feature gay contestants.
Mr McGuinness – who has hosted the series since its launch in 2010 – said: “I have asked about a gay version. We have done an OAP special and a celebrity special.
“I have also asked about a reality TV special. It is in the mix. It is up to the powers that be.”
The format of the show would likely have to be altered for gay contestants – as it wouldn’t be possible to segregate by sex.
He added: “We have only been on five years. I love doing it. It is 80 per cent ad-libbed.”
The show gave the clue “Some opponents of same-sex marriage say, hey gay folks, how about these? Wouldn’t these be good enough?” for civil unions.