Let the banana, see the split, as a man from Darlington is set to appear on “Take Me Out” this Saturday.

21-year-old Cole Hunter, who drives a digger for a living, is a contestant on the ITV dating game show, which is hosted by comedian Paddy McGuinness.

Take Me Out sees single men showing off their talent in the hope of securing a date with one of thirty single women. If successful, the couple go on a date to the fictitious Isle of Fernando.

Speaking to What’s On Darlo, Cole described his time on the game show as an “amazing experience”.

He said: “I applied for a laugh, but once I found out I was going to be on, I was over the moon.

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Cole Hunter will appear on the ITV dating game show on Saturday (Photo: Twitter)

“I got to meet Paddy and his ‘flirty 30′. It was a dream come true. Paddy is just like he is on telly in person.”

As part of the show, Cole showed off his motorcross bike riding – one of his favourite hobbies.

Hunter is also set to appear on “Take Me Out: The Gossip” – a sister show which takes a look behind-the-scenes of the main programme.

He concluded: “I couldn’t have met any nicer people. I have made friends for life from all ages and places. I absolutely loved it.”

You can find out how he gets on by watching “Take Me Out” on ITV from 8:25pm tomorrow (Saturday, March 7th, 2015).