Comedian Paddy McGuinness is to front a new ITV dating show called Take Me Out – and producers are looking for single guys and girls to take part.

The programme will see 30 women searching for the perfect guy with Paddy trying to put together the ideal couple.

Each week the women will see a single man walk into the studio and introduce himself, the girls will have a light in front of them and will turn it off if they decide that he isn’t their Mr Right.

Paddy said: “To say I’m excited about hosting ‘Take Me Out’ is an understatement. ITV and dating shows are a match made in heaven. It’s going to be a lorra lorra fun kid……..OR should I say, Flower!”

ITV entertainment and comedy boss Elaine Bedell added: “I’ve long thought ITV should be back in the prime-time dating game… and this is a great new, modern, dating show for ITV.

“We’re also thrilled that Paddy’s on board: he’s funny, good-looking, and sympathetic – ideal qualities for a dating host! We’re not saying too much about the format at present as there are some surprise elements for the girls taking part.”

For an application, email your details to: takemeout@talkbackthames.tv or phone: 020 7691 6050.