A SHIPPING executive took her search to find love onto a popular television dating show.
Natasha Tyers, 26, is looking for someone special and has tried out ITV1’s Take Me Out show.
She joined the panel of contestants on Saturday and will be appearing again tomorrow.
During the show, which is hosted by Phoenix Nights star Paddy McGuinness, a panel of women judge a man on his looks and personality and switch off their lights if they are not interested.
Former Robert Manning College pupil Natasha had a great time filming the show but could not reveal if she got a date.
Natasha was the youngest woman to join the Merchant Navy when she signed up at the age of 19 but is now working as a shipping executive in London.
She will be watching the show during a family party at her mum Pat’s home in Great Casterton tomorrow.
Natasha said: “It was an experience of a lifetime.
“It was quite good fun and I have never done anything like that before.”
Natasha impressed producers during an audition in London last year and then had to answer a number of questionnaires before getting a call back to appear.
The shows were filmed last year.
Natasha said: “I gave people a chance and left my light on but twice last week it was turned off.
“It is really nice as all the girls stick together and there is a nice group of different people from across the country.”
Natasha also said that the show’s host Paddy, whose catchphrase is “No lighty, no likey”, was also good fun.
She said: “He was really nice and quite protective of the girls.
“He tried to make you relax.”
Natasha, who attended St Gilbert’s Primary School, said her mum Pat was in the audience for the filming.
She has also received a number of responses from friends over her appearance.
Twins Catherine and Samantha Wilkinson, 20, of Nightingale Way, Oakham, have also appeared on the show.
A Facebook campaign supporting the twins received more than 700 supporters last year.
Cat is studying fashion and band management at the University of Central Lancashire while her sister Sam is working towards a geography degree at Manchester University.