Monday 18 December 2017

Dubs star Fennell scores on Take Me Out

He's well used to scoring on the pitch for the Dubs -- now hunky GAA star Eamon Fennell will prove he's a big hit with the ladies too.

The Herald can reveal how the 26-year-old certainly wasn't left singing the blues after being chosen as one of the contestants for TV3's new dating show Take Me Out.

And a source has revealed how the midfielder goes down a storm with the discerning ladies on the singles show, which will hit our screens for the first time tomorrow night.

Luckily for him, the sports star didn't score an own goal by falling victim to the dreaded "blackout" whereby no-one picks the bachelor and he's forced to go home alone.

"Eamon was a huge hit with all the contestants, the girls all loved him. Only two of the girls' lights went out when he arrived on the stage initially and one of those went out by accident," said a source.

"He's a good looking guy, he's very fit looking from all the sport and he's 6ft4 tall so he went down well. He does a little magic trick on it with a hamster and that got a bit of a laugh from the girls. He has a very outgoing personality and has a bit of a reputation as a ladies' man so this show was right down his street.

"But a couple of girls did opt out after saying that they couldn't understand his Dublin accent!"

Appearing on the show was no doubt a welcome relief to the turmoil that Eamon is experiencing in his sporting life.

He hit the headlines last month after confirming that he will explore legal options after his failed bid to secure a transfer away from his current club O'Tooles in favour of moving to neighbours St Vincent's.

However, there were no such dilemmas when it came to his stint on the TV3 programme, where he was left with a choice of beauties at the end of the selection process.

"There was one petite blonde who really stood out for him from the start so she was the one he picked to go on the date with. They got on like a house on fire and shared a bottle of champagne on their date afterwards. He really enjoyed himself - it was a nice change from the usual pressure that he's under while on the pitch," she continued.

The Irish version of the hit show, hosted by Ray Foley, follows the same format as its British counterpart and sees 30 single girls putting one brave bachelor through his paces.

As soon as the guy arrives on set, the girls can decide to turn off the lights in front of them, indicating they are not interested in him. As the bachelor responds to a series of questions, more of the ladies turn off their lights until the last question is answered and the single guy is then left with one or more girls to choose from.

Filmed in DCU's The Helix, two series of the show have already been made.

mfinn@herald.ie

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