First the makers of Take Me Out found themselves in hot water after some of the show’s contestants threw a wild party. Now the contestants of the Saturday night dating show are accusing the producers of faking which guys the girls leave their lights on for.
“The producers pulled some of the girls in and said, ‘If you're waiting for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they're not coming’,” and unnamed girl has told The Mirror.
“They told us to keep our lights on for the next contestant, who was more than ten years younger than me. I refused and was taken off.”
While another girl claims she was told to turn her light off when she actually wanted to date arrived on the show,
“It didn't matter what we thought. I really fancied a bloke on my first week on the show, he was just my type, but the producers made it quite clear I wasn't to pick him and he left without a date,” she says. “It's a shame because in the end he went away feeling a fool for going on the show, but I told him afterwards how much I had liked him and we've seen each other a number of times since.
“I ended up going away on a date with someone I wasn't that interested in. It was a waste of my time and his.”
Despite these claims, the show’s makers insist that there’s not fixing going on, “We strongly refute any claims that we tell the contestants how to act or how to respond.”
Does even a hint of fixing slightly ruin your enjoyment of the show?