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MORE than 140 single ladies dressed to kill in a bid to land a part in TV3's Take Me Out.

Girls from all over the country glammed up to win over producers for a much-coveted spot on the dating programme, hosted by Ray Foley.

Producers Dee Ellis and Tony Brady were on the look-out for bubbly, chatty characters for the show.

"We want to find a good range of girls and have to pick out different age groups, as well as try to have every county represented, so we're hoping for a mix," co-producer Dee told the Herald.

The glamourous applicants will be whittled down to 80 over the coming weeks and will go on to meet the show's host for a second round of fun interviews.

"We interact with all the girls to see how much fun they are and whether they're a good fit for the show," said co-producer Tony, of Sideline Productions.

Two auditions for the male contestants have already taken place.

"The process for the lads takes a little longer because we need to spend more time with them, obviously," said Dee.

Among the stunning singletons was Italian administrator Rita Tulesi (25), who lives in Dublin and is fed up with being single after two years on the prowl for an older man.

"Simon Cowell is my dream man, but he's a little small, so I'd like to find someone tall and equally as successful," said Rita, who enjoys boxing.

"A lot of guys are are afraid to come and talk to me. A successful, confident man would be perfect."

Mum-of-one Amy Mahon (28) grew up on Curragh Camp in Kildare and wants to bag her Prince Charming.

"I've been single for four years and it's time for a change," she said.

"A lot of lads can be put off when you have a child and it's hard to meet a man."

Cork girl Dionne O'Brien (28) has been single for four years. She got kitted out in a gold tuxedo with sexy hot pants and wanted to show her unique style.

Take Me Out is set to air in 2012 on TV3.

labutler@herald.ie


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