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Ben Frow, Director of Programmes for Channel 5, said: “The reaction to the news that Blind Date is returning has been phenomenal and demonstrated the depth of love and affection for the nation’s favourite dating show.
“Paul is the perfect choice to bridge the old and the new, capturing the essence and charm of a series that became staple Saturday night family viewing in living rooms up and down country, whilst attracting and appealing to a whole new generation of TV viewers.” The upcoming season will be the first to feature LGBT contestants.
Every week from 1985 to 2003, this red-haired Liverpudlian - the first and longest serving British female game show host - was a major presence in our lives and living rooms.
We’re a generation raised on a diet of Gladiators and Blind Date - Saturday night TV at its absolute peak.
Paul O’Grady has been revealed as the host of the upcoming Blind Date revival, replacing his late best friend Cilla Black.
Geoff Carter thought it would be a brilliant idea if he showed up wearing patchwork trousers and a Sooty puppet.
The new couple then pick an envelope with their holiday destination - abroad or in the UK - inside and will spend the next week trying to get to know one another.
Channel 5 have bought the rights to the dating show but they will have some stiff competition from ITV as it has 'Take Me Out' and 'Meet The Parents'.
In an official statement issued by Channel 5, Paul said: "'Blind Date' is an incredibly special family show which brought laughter, tears and joy to TV viewers throughout out the land.
I am honoured to present the brand new series and after speaking to Channel 5, I know the series is in safe hands.
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Paul O'Grady and Cilla Black Paul O'Grady has been announced as new host of 'Blind Date'.