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Dating show branded a sham as Take Me Out producers 'tell girls which partners to pick'

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Contestants on Take Me Out have reportedly labelled the ITV dating programme a sham amid claims producers are telling them who they are allowed to pick.

Several girls have alleged that producers told them they would be kicked off the programme unless they agreed to show an interest in men who did not attract them.

And male contestants were apparently left humiliated by leaving the show dateless, after women were ordered not to choose them.

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'The whole thing is totally misleading and leaves a whole lot of people feeling humiliated and exploited afterwards,' one girl apparently complained.

Programme makers Talkback Thames have denied the claims. The TV show has been dogged by controversies this season, after it emerged a male contestant was an escort, and the girl he picked later revealed she used to work as a prostitute.

On the popular programme, a single man tries to impress 30 single ladies across a series of rounds. Each girl has a light which they switch off if they are not interested. If any girls have their lights on at the end, the men can pick one of them to take on a date.

One contestant reportedly complained that production staff had ordered the girls to be less picky and keep their lights on for a man who didn't interest them.

'The producers pulled some of the girls in and said, 'If you're waiting for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they're not coming'. They told us to keep our lights on for the next contestant, who was more than 10 years younger than me. I refused and was taken off,' she told the Daily Mirror.

Girls who had not picked any men after a few weeks may also be cut from the show.

Another girl reported that producers also deliberately dragged out scenes with the 'more eccentric male contestants' by ordering girls to leave their lights on even when none of the women were interested.

Producers also apparently ordered them to reject men down even if they liked them, 'to make better television', one girl claimed.

'I really fancied a bloke on my first week on the show, he was just my type, but the producers made it quite clear I wasn't to pick him and he left without a date.

'It's a shame because in the end he went away feeling a fool for going on the show.'

The girl ended up going on a date with another man she wasn't really interested in, billing it 'a waste of time'.

But after telling the original beau when filming finished that she had actually been interested, they ended up seeing each other outside the show.

One prospective Romeo apparently took his complaints to the programme-makers, telling them he knew that some girls had wanted to pick him but had been asked to turn him down.

The makers, Talkback Thames, denied all the claims.

'We strongly refute any claims that we tell the contestants how to act or how to respond - turning a light on or off is entirely up to individual choice,' a spokesperson said.

The show has been beset by scandals over recent months.

A male contestant was later revealed to be a £50-an-hour escort - with a criminal conviction for punching a girl in a pub.

And it later emerged that the girl who won a date with him had worked as a prostitute.

Wen-Jing Mo won at date with Aaron Withers on the hit ITV show in January and the pair were whisked off to Cyprus in the hope that romance would blossom. But the embarrassed programme had to axe footage of the pair together after their colourful work histories were revealed.

Take Me Out contestants also caused thousands of pounds of damage to a £4.5 million Grade II listed mansion in a two night sex and alcohol party organised by one of the people appearing on the show.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2116295/New-Take-Me-Out-scandal-producers-tell-girls-partners-pick.html

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never watched, reality tv<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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I feel robbed

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still a funny show

ITV are such crooks though.

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never watched, reality tv<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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Pretty sure someone mentioned it on here before.

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Pretty sure someone mentioned it on here before.

exactly what i came in to say

mightve been hank moody

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i been tryna tell you man

was looking for the take me out thread but couldn't find it

couple people who have been on the show have said they get told who to pick

get paid coupla bags to go on as well

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Pretty sure someone mentioned it on here before.

exactly what i came in to say

mightve been hank moody

This

Tbh the show wouldn't work without being rigged. The reason its so successful is the due to the freaks, that wouldn't even make it past the intro if it weren't rigged.

Anyway the shows still entertaining none the less.

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had to stop watching this

it got way too cringey

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This was kind of bait though

Because the way I see it, at random times girls would turn their lights off as if they were never really into the contestant but were there so that it wouldnt be 1 person left before all the inter-missionary bits were played

Tbh ignorance is bliss

We don't need to know this shi

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yerr i did notice this season they have brought in bare weird looking guys and thier actually getting dates

f*ck stupid, just keep it genuine

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what about that show with the luv machine its just so dead

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*switches to itv1*

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Firstly I don't watch this show often but I've watched the first episode then its been a now & again ting so I maybe wrong but you see the ting on the right of Paddy (his left)? Dark hair, in purple/blue dress. In the history of the show SHE'S NEVER made it to the end & got a date but has always been there.

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Must get paid as eye candy

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