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Joel Creasey
Take Me Out AU
Seven Network: 3 September – 27 November 2018
FremantleMedia Australia

Take Me Out is the Australian adaptation of the British series of the same name which in turn is a remake of the short-lived Network Ten dating show Taken Out.


Just like in Taken Out, the objective of the show is for a single man to obtain a date with thirty single women (most commonly known in this version as the "Flirty Thirty"). The woman stand on stage underneath thirty white lights each with a button in front of them. A single man is then brought on stage as he tries to persuade the women to agree to a date in a series of rounds, playing a pre-recorded video discussing his background, displaying a skill (such as dancing and playing a musical instrument) or playing another video in which the man's friends or family reveal more about his virtues and philosophy.

At any point during the rounds, the women can press the button in front of them in order to turn off their light if they do not believe a date with this man would be constructive to their well-being and if this occurs, their area of the stage will turn red. If at the end of three rounds there are lights still left on, the bachelor will turn off all but two remaining lights. He will then have a chance to ask one question to the last two women, before choosing which woman he wants to go on the date with by turning off one more light.

Alternatively, if the man had been left with two lights at the end of Round 3, he will just ask his question to the two remaining women but if there is only one light left at the end of the Round 3, he will go on the date with that woman without asking her his question. If all the women turn off their lights before the end of the third round - this is referred to as a "blackout" - then the man must leave the show without going on a date.


In June 2019, the series was cancelled after the first and only season and would not return for season 2.

See Also[]

Taken Out - The original short-lived dating show on Network Ten hosted by James Kerley from 2008 until 2009.


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