Move over youngsters – it’s the turn of the maturer singletons to likey with their lighties in the Take Me Out: Over 50s Special.

They say you’re never too old 
to fall in love and, tonight, host Paddy McGuinness will be hoping to prove that theory as he works his matchmaking magic on a special ‘Flirty Thirty’ line-up of single Golden Girls in the Take Me Out: Over 50s Special.

The Take Me Out: Over 50's Special

The Take Me Out: Over 50’s Special contestants

Among those hoping to find a date are Geri, 62, from Bristol, Sylvia, 69, from Edinburgh and 72-year-old Merle, from Folkestone, who rocks up on a sparkly mobility scooter!

‘I was married for 29 years, now divorced for 11, so I’m ready for some fun in my life,’ says Merle.

‘I’d like to meet somebody who makes me laugh and who makes me feel special – I particularly like younger men and I think film star Ryan Reynolds is gorgeous!

‘I hope whoever comes down the Love Lift is into fitness because I go to the gym four times a week – but I draw the line at someone who dances like a dad!’ Merle adds.

As three mature eligible bachelors 
make their way down the 
Love Lift, will any of these lovely ladies bag themselves a date to the Isle of Fernando’s this evening? We certainly hope so!

TV Times rating: *****