New blind dating show

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Formerly an ITV programme, the new Blind Date will now be broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK on Friday nights and will feature LGBT contestants for the first time.O' Grady described it as "an incredibly special family show which brought laughter, tears and joy to TV viewers" and said he was honoured to be the new presenter.hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @benjaminsolomon.As well as a trailer, Channel 5 have also released the first look at new host Paul, 61, on set as he aims to fill the iconic shoes of his late friend and national treasure, Cilla.The original Blind Date ran for 18 years before it came to an end in 2003 after Black announced live on air that she intended to quit.

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Paul O' Grady will be the new host of Blind Date when it returns to screens later this year.Channel 5 said the new version of the show is being updated for the 21st century, but would respect the traditions and family appeal of the programme with the sliding panel, three-question format and live studio audience all set to return.January 18, 2016 BY urbansocial | NEW BLIND DATING SHOW IS LOOKING FOR YOU!With the back-to-basics approach, Blind Date will cut through the mass of 21st century social media-based hook-up opportunities as the programme sees love-seeking hopefuls compete to bag themselves a date with their perfect match, hidden behind the legendary sliding panel.TV presenter Melanie Sykes, 46, joins Paul on the show to take over the voiceover role previously held by Graham Skidmore, AKA Our Graham.

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