Take Me Out viewers couldn’t resist making the same joke about Paddy McGuinness during tonight’s series finale.
The 44-year-old presenter appeared on TV for the first time since being snapped with ex-All Saints star Nicole Appleton.
Paddy is said to have temporarily moved out of his Cheshire base to give wife, Christine, much-needed space to contemplate their relationship.
So fans of the ITV dating show reckon Paddy might have to apply to be a contestant and could be coming down the love lift next series.
They poked fun at Paddy, who is famous for saying: "Single man – reveal yourself."
The last episode of the series, which was filmed in advance, comes a week after he was seen socialising arm-in-arm with ex-All Saints star Nicole Appleton in central London.
According to reports, mother-of-three Christine feels "betrayed" by his behaviour and is unsure about their future.
Paddy, who usually tweets while his show airs, remained silent on Twitter to the disappointment of fans.
Take Me Out viewers took to Twitter to ask if Paddy will become a contestant.
One viewer said: "Do you think paddy will be coming down the lift next season after his wife divorces him?
"Looks like Paddy McGuinness will soon have to apply to go on his own show," added another.
A third asked: "Wonder if Paddy and Nicole are off to Fernandos !"
Paddy was left singing ‘all by myself’ on tonight’s series finale.
He got emotional after contestant Steve got a blackout and belted out the Celine Dion classic.
Buton the show he provided a shoulder to cry on for Steve from Luton, who got a blackout while dancing to a rodeo.
After throwing his cowboy hat in anger, Paddy said: "Steve let me tell you something my friend. Forget all of these, come and step into my saloon my friend for some Paddy love."
It was reported that Christine had begged her husband for space after the news broke on Sunday he had been spotted with Nicole.
A source told The Sun : “She has told him she needs some space and time to think about what to do next for the best.
“She wants him to leave for a couple of days. She wants to keep talking but needs a breather. She’s been totally devastated by the pictures.
“Christine feels distraught after giving up her life for him, even falling out with family members over him in the past. For him to publicly betray her is a step too far.”
However, Paddy’s rep has rubbished the claims, branding the story ‘incorrect.’
* Take Me Out airs every Saturday on ITV