Anorak | Take Me Out sex scandal with filthy carpets and explicit Facebook photos

Take Me Out sex scandal with filthy carpets and explicit Facebook photos

by | 11th, January 2012

IN the “TAKE ME OUT SEX PARTY SCANDAL”, the Sun uses its front page to tell readers of a “2-day boozy bash”; “Mansion trashed”; “Mob’s obscene pics”.

Take Me Out is the Saturday Night TV show watched by people slumped in front of the telly and not going out. The Paddy McGuinness-fronted dating show is a televisual representation of chucking out time at your local nightclub, as 30 shrieking women compete to date one man while dressed like extras from a Hollywood sex-and-sandals slave auction.

At the end of rounds in which the male introduces a video of himself being nice to his mum and showing his muscles, the women ask innuendo-laden questions and the man performs a 30-second talent act, the ladies show their interest by keeping their light lit white means he’s well in; red means he either has to pay for it or has no chance. McGuinness then utters the best catchphrase on British telly, No lighty, no likey.

This is the backdrop for the Sun’s story, which follows the week’s earlier news that contestant Aaron Withers’ punched a woman named Amy Kerr in the face during a pub fight with her boyfriend Simon Edwards in Frome, Somerset. Withers, a “tarmac worker'” who has advertised himself as a £50-an-hour escort, pleaded guilty and was fined £200 and

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