Channel 5’s Blind Date: When does it start, who’s presenting and is there a trailer?
Blind Date is making a comeback this weekend and here is everything you need to know ahead of the new series.
Dating in the contemporary age basically means swiping on Tinder, sliding into DMs or maybe even giving someone a cheeky poke on Facebook. However, Channel 5 is taking it back and going old school with a revival of Blind Date this Saturday.
The dating show, which was originally hosted by the legendary Cilla Black and aired on ITV between 1985 and 2003, will be revamped for a brand new series.
Blind Date will start at 7pm on Saturday, June 17, on Channel 5 and will be presented by Paul O’Grady.
The Blankety Blank star seemed a fitting replacement as host, having presented The One and Only Cilla Black in 2013, a one-off tribute which brought back old Blind Date contestants who were still single and gave them another chance to win a date.
It is looking as though the new series will stay true to the formula that made it such a hit back in the 80s and 90s. As with the original, contestants will get to ask a series of questions to three unseen singletons and will then choose one person for a date based on their answers.
The contestant is separated from their potential suitors by a screen and, once they’ve made their decision, the wall will slide back to reveal exactly who they’ve chosen…and who they’ve missed out on!
And the fun doesn’t stop there – the true test of compatibility will come when the new match both set off on their first official date together.
You can watch the trailer for the upcoming series below:
Blind Date begins Saturday, June 17, at 7pm on Channel 5.