The presenter of Take Me Out Mzansi, Phat Joe.

Eligible bachelors, worthy bachelorettes get ready – your time to find the perfect mate is here.

Eligible bachelors, worthy bachelorettes, get ready – your time to find the perfect mate is here. From Monday 10 July, Vuzu AMP will match up South Africa’s keen singles in Take Me Out Mzansi.

Hosted by the charming Phat Joe, this exciting, provocative and candidly funny series is one of the most popular dating formats globally.

A single player is introduced to a panel of 30 girls or boys and tries to persuade them to keep their lights on so he or she can choose one for a potential date. The show provides an entertaining mix of comedy, jeopardy, surprises and possible romance.

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In this show, first impressions do count. Will the panel like what they see, or will the player prove one big turn off? If the panel are not impressed they can switch off their podium lights immediately, and if it’s a total “black out”, the player instantly goes home, dateless. 

Even if the player scores well at first glance, they’ll need to further impress the panel with skill, charm or hidden talents, whilst an interview with an overbearing mom or jealous ex may creep in, just to up the drama.

Once a match has been made, couples will be taken out on the ultimate date, which will be captured on camera for all to be revealed on the next show.

M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko commented on the new show: “Viewers are in for a treat this July – Take Me Out Mzansi has all the ingredients for a weekly dose of great viewing: humour, surprises, romance and unadulterated fun. Phat Joe tops off an already perfect mix, to make for brilliant television.”

Produced by Rapid Blue, Take Me Out Mzansi will be broadcast exclusively on Vuzu AMP (103) from Monday 10 July at 19:00.