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Take Me Out confirms several controversial new twists for next series

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Take Me Out is set to come back to our screens next year for its 10th series, with original host Paddy McGuinness.

But the new series will have a few shocking twists which have been confirmed by the show.

The format of the show will be turned on its head as men will be the ones standing behind the podiums, while ladies descend in the love lift.

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Since the beginning of Take Me Out the women have been behind the podiums, getting the chance to pick a man.

But it’s all changing in a one-off special for the new series.

Thirty past male contestants will star on the show in the hopes of finding The One.

Paddy will also celebrate the show’s previous match-making successes by reuniting with some past guests.

But that’s not all! There is set to be another twist.

During another special episode a lineup of, shall we say, older ladies will come on the show looking for love.

In a statement from ITV Paddy said: “I’m so excited to be celebrating ten series of Take Me Out. I always look forward to seeing romance blossom amongst a new line up of ladies and gents, including the over 50s!

“I’m also going to be catching up with the couples who got together after meeting on the show. Bring it on, let the tenth see the series!”

Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and Executive Producer said she believes it will be “the best series yet”.

She said: “I’m thrilled that Take Me Out will return to celebrate its tenth series. I’m sure there will be love matches a plenty if Paddy has anything to do with it and with two specials as well it’s set to be one of the best series yet.”

Earlier this year Robyn and Stuart Smith became the seventh couple to get married after meeting on the show.

In 2013 Robyn decided to go on the show as a bit of fun, never expecting to find love.

“I know it’s a dating show, but I didn’t even go on the show to meet anybody, I’m not going to lie about it,” she told Closer.

“I didn’t even think I’d get a date – I didn’t even pack properly for Fernandos because I really didn’t think it was going to happen! I didn’t even take a travel plug!”

When she saw Stuart for the first time she was smitten.

“I thought he seemed a really nice and genuine chap – I thought, ‘Actually, I’m going to keep my light on!'”

“I thought he was really good-looking and came across really genuine and quite shy. He seemed quite normal and was a very good-looking guy, and then lo and behold – he picked me!”

After their trip to Fernandos they started to date despite there being a three-hour distance between them. Eventually they moved in together and on Christmas Day 2015, Stuart proposed.

“He did it in front of my mum, dad and sister at our flat – we were toasting our first Christmas dinner, so I literally had no idea,” Robyn remembers. “He just got down on one knee and proposed.”

They married on Good Friday at Orchardleigh House in Somerset in front of 130 friends and family.

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“It was the best day ever, the best day of our lives,” she gushed. “We jetted off to the Maldives on Easter Sunday for two weeks and had the most amazing honeymoon – it was the trip of a lifetime.”

Robyn says she and her new hubby plan to have children but maybe not right now.

“At some point we would like to have children – hopefully in the future!” she said. “Not right this minute, but hopefully soon. There was so much to do with the wedding so it’s nice to chill out and get back to normal life.”

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