Thirty year old Sunderland HR Manager Martin Potts’ search for his ideal girlfriend gave him a starring role in ITV’s Take Me Out show on Saturday, 10 February.
He was nominated for the show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness without him knowing by his two cousins Sophia, 16 and Grace Spencer, 13.
Martin, who works for North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “The whole experience of filming was amazing and great fun. Paddy McGuinness made us all feel totally at ease and ensured we enjoyed the whole show.”
As part of the show he was filmed making and delivering pizzas from the Italian takeway he co-owns with his Dad. He also recited a romantic pizza poem as part of the fun and, to impress the girls on the show: ‘Roses are red, pizza sauce is too, I ordered a large, I wanna share it with you’.
Charlotte Johns, Chamber marketing manager said: “We all really enjoyed seeing Martin on TV. He did really well and we are looking forward to hearing how his trip to Fernandos went. If only we had known he also delivered pizzas we could have been enjoying them while watching the show as well!”
From the line-up of 30 different girls Martin picked Fiona to go to the Isle of Fernandos which will be broadcast next Saturday, 17 February.
The key part of Take Me Out is the contestant coming down in the lift to a song that has a particular significance to them. Martin chose 20th Century Boy by T Rex to show off his air guitar which Paddy McGuinness was more than happy to join in with.
In his career Martin has worked for the Foundation of Light, Sunderland AFC’s official charity and studied for a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Sunderland. He has also appeared in a video for the Firelight Opera rock band.