Will the Ram meet his lamb on ITV dating show take Me Out?
A PERSONAL trainer from Derby – and son of a Rams legend – has proved a hit with the girls on television dating show Take Me Out.
Matt Carlin, whose dad, Willie, played for Derby County under Brian Clough, said he had not appeared on the show to find love but had a "great life experience."
The 28-year-old, co-owner of Pure Fitness gym in Darley Abbey Mills , said: "It's really exciting. Not many people can say they've been on prime-time TV.
ITV's Take Me Out is hosted by comedian Paddy McGuinness, whose catchphrase for the programme is "No likey, No lighty" as well as phrases such as "Let the winkle, see the picker".
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A single man appears in front of 30 women with the aim getting a date to the "Island of Fernando" – which is actually sunny Cyprus.
The willing man tries to woo 30 women in a series of rounds.
These include playing a pre-recorded dating video, displaying a skill or playing another video in which the man's friends or family reveal more about him.
Mr Carlin's video was filmed at his gym in Darley Abbey and he said his personal skills successfully wooed all the women.
He said: "I don't want to say too much – but my skill was made popular on a music video a few years ago.
"No-one turned their lights off during my performance!"
After a series of questions if there are still some ladies' lights on then the bachelor will pick his date.
Mr Carlin said he had fun but did not meet the love of his life.
He said: "It was so much fun, especially on the island of Fernandos – it was brilliant.
"Me and the girl I chose had a good laugh but she didn't quite tick all the boxes.
"She was a nice enough girl but not the one for me."
But he loved the experience of being on the popular dating show.
He said: "The show is like the ultimate man test. I'm a really confident person and all my friends said I would do brilliantly on it.
"My family and friends are really proud of me. One of my mates printed out the application form for me to do.
"At first I saw it as a bit of a joke but I've always loved the show and my mates have said ever since it first started that I'd do well on it.
"It's such a light-hearted programme and good fun so I thought, why not give it a go?"
The episode of Take Me Out in which Mr Carlin appears in will be screened this Saturday from 8.30pm.