OK, so we’re only a week and a bit into 2012, but this is quite possibly the oddest story you’ll hear all year.
In case you are not familiar with Take Me Out, it is a “provocative, cheeky and electrifyingly funny dating show”, in which presenter Paddy McGuinness (no relation to Nigel, I don’t think) attempts to “fix up a host of sexy single ladies from across the UK in the hope of finding a match made in heaven. Each week, four brave bachelor boys will have to impress Paddy’s flirty thirty to try and bag themselves a date. But if the girls don’t like what they see then the boys face a black out and a trip back home alone.”
And this weekend, our very own Marty will be one of those “brave bachelor boys”.
Apparently there’s a trailer now running on ITV featuring him – I’ve not seen it yet, but as soon as I do, I shall post it here so we can all admire him.
In the meantime, here’s his new Twitter profile picture, alongside presenter McGuinness…
Good luck, Marty!