Eight weddings and six babies: Which Take Me Out couples are still together?
The success rate is staggering
After 11 series and 10 entire years, Take Me Out has been axed by ITV. Despite this being obviously devastating news, Take Me Out has an impressive legacy of success stories under its belt.
In a statement on his Instagram, the show’s host Paddy McGuiness said: “Hello friends, well after 11 series it’s time to say goodbye to Take Me Out. Eight weddings, six babies and a generation of youngsters who have grown up watching us on Saturday Night TV. Over 10 years ago ITV2 took a punt on the show and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.
“10 years. That’s before Tinder and Snapchat, Twitter was a little baby, Instagram wasn’t a thing and WhatsApp? Well that was just witchcraft. What I’m most proud of is the success of Take Me Out – it put dating shows back on the TV map. Thank you to all the boys who braved the love lift and most importantly to the stars of the show – the girls. I’m going to miss spending my Saturday nights with ya. Loads of love and for one last time, it’s lights out all out.”
I’m sorry, what was that? EIGHT weddings? SIX babies? When did all this happen?! Here are all the Take Me Out success stories from over the years.
Dave and Adele
Dave and Adele from series two were the first Take Me Out couple to get married. Both Dave and Adele went on dates with different people on Take Me Out, but got in touch with each other after those didn’t work out.
They tied the knot in 2014, two years after meeting on the show. They have a son and daughter together, their son is called Freddie. They’ve gone on to appear in more reality TV shows such as Couples Come Dine With Me.
Beckie and Adam
Adam and Beckie Ryan were on series eight and are now married with a child. Beckie was originally rejected by Adam who turned off her light, but then he contacted her two days after the show. Their first date was at a theatre in London, and six months later they returned there and Adam proposed.
The hairdresser and events organiser have been married for three years now and their son, Indigo, is one.
Ella and Simon
And in a huge twist, Adam’s brother Simon also appeared on Take Me Out and is getting married to someone he met through it!! Ella Ruby and Simon Ryan both appeared on Take Me Out series eight in 2016 and are currently engaged.
Simon asked her to marry him after they had done a Harry Potter themed escape room together. Adam and Beckie were at the proposal. Ella shared a picture of her and Simon this Christmas captioned: “My last Christmas as a miss”.
The pair didn’t match on the show, their romance began behind the scenes. They’ve also appeared on Coach Trip together.
Andrew and Lindsay
Andrew and Lindsay are another of the Take Me Out success stories which started with them rejecting each other. Andrew chose a student nurse and model over Lindsay and took her to Fernando’s instead.
But shortly after returning from his failed love trip, Andrew tracked Lindsay down on Facebook. They dated for a year and he proposed whilst they were on holiday in Florida on Christmas Eve. The proposal reportedly took place on the beach and Adele was playing in the background. Cute.
They got married in 2013 and now live in Melbourne together.
Greig and Kerry
Greig and Kerry appeared on the show in 2011. Kerry Beacom was a veterinary student and Greig Senior was a car salesman. They actually appeared on different episodes of the show, but met at the series three wrap party. Kerry said: “We met in the kitchen and I just thought he was gorgeous and for me. It was really love at first sight. Greig was on Take Me Out two days before me and whisked a girl off to the Isle of Fernando’s but, luckily for me, his love match didn’t work out.”
They got engaged in 2013 and married in 2015. They had the Take Me Out logo on their wedding cake and the tables were named after Paddy McGuiness catchphrases, such as “Let the Mr see the Mrs”.
Robyn and Stuart
Robyn and Stuart Smith met on the show in 2013 and are now married. In 2013 they took the trip to Fernando’s together and then four years later, in 2017, they tied the knot. Guests invited to the wedding included another of the Take Me Out success stories – married couple Gemma and Gavin.
They were the seventh Take Me Out couple wedding. Robyn and Stuart also have a baby together, Dylan, who will turn one next month.
Gemma and Gavin
Gemma and Gavin were matched on the show in 2013. On their first date in Fernando’s Gavin said he felt in love already and it looks as though he wasn’t wrong. Since then, they’ve got married and had a baby girl together, called Elvie-Rose.
Gemma had been single for five years before her friends persuaded her to go on the show. Since appearing on Take Me Out, Gavin, who is a wedding singer, has also been on The Voice.
Dan and Dawn
Interior designer Dan Nash picked air hostess Dawn Edwards to go to Fernando’s with him when he appeared on Take Me Out in 2010. The following year they moved in together and in 2014 they got married. Dan had proposed on Christmas Eve in 2010 and in an interview at the time Dawn said she “said yes straight away”.
They welcomed their first baby together, Charlie, in October 2016.
Danielle and Luke
Take Me Out can kind of lay claim to a final engagement and wedding. Danielle Cornwall-Nash applied for the show but didn’t find love. However an old flame, Luke Hobson, was sat watching at home and decided to get back in contact with her. They had dated at University, but lost touch after graduating.
They met up again on Valentine’s Day in 2013 and on New Year’s Eve of that year Dan asked her to marry him with a message on a giant billboard on Blackpool Promenade’s North Pier. They have now started a family together.
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