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Red faces over male escort on Take Me Out

TV bosses have demanded a "review" of how contestants are chosen for ITV1 dating show Take Me Out after it emerged its latest star had worked as a £50-an-hour male escort.

Aaron Withers did not mention his past when he appeared in front of millions of viewers at the weekend as he tried to win a date with one of 30 women on the show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

His description on the online escort site, which is four years old, claims he works as a model, lifeguard and "semi-pro surfer".

It adds that he has "an awesome personality and will never struggle to hold conversation", charges £50 an hour, and will entertain "mature clients".

It was also reported the 32-year-old, originally from Frome in Somerset, pleaded guilty to an assault charge last year.

TV bosses were embarrassed last year when it emerged that Nathan Hageman, the first winner of the £1m game show Red Or Black?, had a violent past.

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