, a fictional location based in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Successful couples leave the programme upstairs on the opposite side of the studio to the 'Love Lift', and a song, usually from the latin pop genre, will be played. This includes a pre-recorded video presented by the man. Alternatively, if there is only one or two girls left from round 3 then round 4 is skipped entirely.
Comedic value is mostly provided by Mc Guinness's array of catchphrases such as "Let the (object) see the (object)", "No likey, no lighty! It sometimes includes interviews with his friends and family. In this round the man asks the girls who are remaining a question. Paddy questions the chosen girl if they would rather know the man's 'love at first light' or not.
Jim was later also charged with possession of child pornography on his computer.
There are usually four men brought on in the course of a single episode, though on some occasions segments have been cut and only three men have been shown.Zoe Hardman previously hosted the show with Wright.A similar format, previously broadcast online, featuring backstage gossip and interviews with the contestants, was regularly made available on just hours after the broadcast of the main programme.The show is currently sponsored by Match.com, as of 2018.The first series was recorded at Granada Studios in Manchester, but has since been recorded at The Maidstone Studios in Maidstone, Kent, as it offered increased space and capacity for audience members.Shortly after the second series began in December 2010, The Guardians Tim Dowling said that, "When you strip away its tired, utterly false premise, all that remains of Take Me Out is a lot of flashing lights and some scripted innuendo delivered in a range of regional accents." Reviewing the show after the second series concluded in March 2011, Manchester Grouch of Manchester Central wrote: "ITV should consider renaming the show 'Desperate Moron Lift Disco'" and concluded the review by comparing it to "...a drunken Saturday night out that ends up in a dodgy club having a quick fumble with that girl from the hairdressers you’ve been eyeing up all week." However, after the beginning of the fifth series in January 2013, Julia Raeside, also writing for The Guardian, admitted that the show had become "must-see TV" and was "a worthy successor to Blind Date": "..Take Me Out noisily barged its way on to the Saturday night schedules in 2010, it was too much for me.The little I'd seen of it put me off trying a whole episode...Wrestler Jim Brown, the first contestant on the first series, was accused of continually harassing his date Caroline Mellor despite the fact that their date did not work out.Caroline claimed to receive numerous phone calls and texts from him for over four months.The objective of the show is for a single man to obtain a date with one of thirty single women.The women stand on stage underneath thirty white lights, each with a button in front of them.