Thursday 20 January 2011

Sales executive to make television debut

A Newton Abbot car sales executive is set to make his television debut this weekend by sharing the screen with Paddy McGuiness on ITV1’s hit dating show ‘Take Me Out’.

James Steel, who works at Murray Volkswagen in Newton Abbot, will be one of four bachelors trying to bag a romantic holiday with one of Paddy’s ‘flirty thirty’ girls, when the show is broadcast at 8pm on Saturday.

The 24-year-old took part in the programme’s pre-recording sessions in November and was also required to complete some filming at Murray Volkswagen to explain his role as a sales executive.

James said: “It was good fun bringing the camera-crew along to Murray Volkswagen, as they prepared some cheesy lines for me to say behind my desk during filming!

“The filming at the studio was brilliant too. I really enjoyed the experience and have made some good friends.

“I’d recommend doing it to anyone who wants a bit of light-hearted fun, which is the main reason why I applied.”

James applied to be on the show in the summer of 2010 and admitted that he was “shocked to be chosen” as a contestant after an audition and telephone interview.

Contestants on the show - who are always four single men - are challenged to impress thirty single women, who display their approval by switching a light on and off.

At the end of the game, a contestant can choose his date from the remaining women that have their lights switched on - but he will go home alone if all lights are switched off.

“People are just going to have to tune on Saturday to see how successful I was in earning my dream date!” added James.

You can catch ‘Take Me Out’ this Saturday on ITV 1 at 8pm.

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