The Take Me Out: The Gossip host, 29, opens up on matchmaking and hosting dinner parties…

Tell us about the new series of Take Me Out: The Gossip. Is there anything new for us to look forward to?
We have a new slot, Sunday night at 9pm, loads more drama and loads more fun! This year Mark Wright and 
I go out with the couples to Fernando’s and we have some fabulous characters.

We love the show – it’s 
kind of a different beast to regular Take Me Out, with all the couple swapping!
Does it blow your mind when that happens? 
Yes, it does. But it’s great because the couples are there to find love. Be that with the partner they came to Fernando’s with or someone else’s date…

What do you think it is about dating shows that people love?
They love love! Relationships are simple yet complex 
and we can all relate.

How often do you 
get to hang out with 
Paddy McGuinness?
Paddy’s with the girls in 
the studio and we’re in Fernando’s filming as 
the action happens, so 
we don’t film together. But we’re all friends. He’s just brilliant, isn’t he?

What about Mark Wright? 
Do you ever go out 
boozing together? 

Mark’s the best. He’s like my annoying brother and I’m 
his annoying sister. We’re 
like yin and yang, but we really get on and have so much fun together.


You have your finger 
in loads of pies. Do you still run a supper club with radio presenter Alice Levine?
Yes. We have a supper 
club called Jackson & Levine. Our first book is out later this year.

What do you love 
watching on telly?
I love Strictly, Ant &Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 
and Come Dine With Me. 
All the classics.

What else do you 
enjoy doing during 
your time off?

Days off are few and far between, but I usually hang out in the pub with my boyfriend, mates and whippet Barry. Usually with a bowl of chips and 
a glass of red!

Laura returns with Take Me Out: The Gossip on ITV2 
at 9pm on 23 April