Creasey takes on the dat­ing scene

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IT may be hard to be­lieve but Perth-raised co­me­dian Joel Creasey con­sid­ers him­self to be quite shy when not per­form­ing on stage.

“And I can be such a snob when it comes to meet­ing peo­ple,” Mel­bourne-based Creasey said.

“My boyfriend is al­ways telling me to be more friendly.”

Hav­ing a small so­cial cir­cle of close friends meant Creasey was sur­prised when he started host­ing Chan­nel 7 dat­ing show Take Me Out and made friends with all 30 sin­gle women.

“Meet­ing the girls was lovely; I thought they were all di­vine and the true stars of the show,” he said.

“They just made me laugh so much. I was sur­pris­ingly more up­set when some of them did get picked for a date be­cause I was go­ing to miss them. I don’t know what came over me.”

Creasey said Take Me Out was the an­ti­dote to other dat­ing shows and the for­mat pro­vided an ac­cu­rate re­flec­tion of dat­ing in 2018.

“Most peo­ple meet on­line and first im­pres­sions do count, not just nec­es­sar­ily your phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance,” he said.

“Our show is mod­ern dat­ing on TV. I like to de­scribe it as that scene in the first Juras­sic Park film where they lower the goat into the T-Rex en­clo­sure.

“That is es­sen­tially our show ex­cept in our case the T-Rex is 30 bru­tal, hi­lar­i­ous women.

“So the guy comes out and the girls have three chances to buzz out if they don’t want to go on a date with him. Then he chooses which one he wants to go on a date with.”

Creasey said he ap­proached the host­ing gig as a com­edy show and some­times for­got it was part of the dat­ing show realm.

“But then I see some of the peo­ple from it are still dat­ing,” he said.

Take Me Out be­gin on Chan­nel 7 on Septem­ber 3.

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