Will James from Ipswich find love on ITV’s Take Me Out tonight?
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Will football fan James Scharmann from Ipswich find love on ITV’s ‘Take Me Out’ tonight?
The Ipswich Town season ticket holder is set to come down the ‘love lift’ as the show wraps up its tenth series on Saturday night.
Although James was keeping whether he got a date a closely guarded secret until the show is aired, he said he was proud to be the first man from Ipswich to face the women and their buzzers.
“It has been a brilliant experience,” he said.
“This was a once in a lifetime thing.”
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The show, which celebrates its tenth series this year, sees a single man looking for love go up in front of a panel of 30 women trying to tempt them into going on a date to on a tropical island.
The women can then press a buzzer and switch off their light if they are not interested.
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By the end of four rounds, if they still have any lights remaining, the male contestant chooses one of the women to go on a date to the ‘Isle of Fernando’ – a fictional location based in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
James said it was a nerve-wracking experience as one of the four contestants vying for a date on the hit show but that loved every minute of it.
He said: “It was crazy, so many times you hear them say ‘single man reveal yourself’ when you watch it on TV - and this time it was me.
“Your song comes on and you come out and the audience is there cheering and Paddy is there.
“Paddy was brilliant, he is just so down to earth, a normal regular guy.”
“I was the first man from Ipswich to go on the show.
“I feel very proud of that – I am an Ipswich Town season ticket holder.
“It is the last one of the tenth series too, everyone will remember that one.”
Also braving the famous love lift on Saturday, from 6.30pm, will be Steve from Luton, a budding actor who’s a dead ringer for Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, George from Nottingham, a student and accomplished rower who is partial to wearing tiny ‘budgie smuggler’ pants and Callum, a lifeguard and wrestling wannabe from Dorset who reveals his unusually named alter ego.
We’ll be catching up with James after the show is aired to find out whether how he got on and whether he managed to find love.