Doncaster model narrowly misses out on TV Take Me Out date

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Elena Raouna
A Doncaster model narrowly missed out on a date - after making it to the final two on TV dating show Take Me Out.

Elena Raouna, 24, was pipped at the final hurdle on the Saturday night show - hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

Beauty queen Elena, who lives in Norton, is one of 30 female contestants featuring on the latest series of ten episodes which sees single men attempting to find a date.

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The show sees a series of single men attempt to woo the same group of girls each week. The girls can say no until there's just one left - and then they get to go on a date with their male suitor.

She added: "I can't say how long I'm there as I can't give away as to when or if I get a date or not. But the series is on every Saturday night until March so people will just have to keep watching."

Greek Cypriot Elena, who works at Harry's - her parents fish and chip eatery in Dunsville - was dubbed Miss Fish and Hips after scooping the title of Miss British Beauty Curve, a modelling contest for plus size models a few years ago.

Elena’s appearance on the show is the latest in a long line of successes for the up-and-coming modelling star.

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Since her victory, the former Campsmount School pupil has undertaken a series of modelling shoots, signed up for online clothes retailer ASOS and has also appeared on ITV quiz show Catchphrase and Channel 4 show Coach Trip.

She also had a well publicised Twitter spat with business mogul Lord Sugar who faced criticism after be branded her 'fatty' in a tweet.

Added Elena: "The show has been such fun. Paddy McGuinness is lovely and a great laugh and really enjoyed doing the show with him.

"He's a proper northerner and even sent me a little gift bag filled with sweets. I think let the fish see the chips should be our new slogan at Harry's!"