A MOUNTAIN biking daredevil said appearing on Take Me Out was scarier than performing bike stunts.

Sam Pilgrim, 22, was put through his paces by 30 glamorous girls on the ITV dating show on Saturday.

Descending down the infamous love-lift, Sam, of Sutton Park Avenue, Colchester, made an instant impression with every single contestant keeping their light on.

He eventually bagged a date to the fictional Isle of Fernandos with 22-year-old scouse stunner, Samantha.

For more gossip, and to find out what activities they got up to on Fernandos, see Tuesday's Gazette.