Blind Date is coming back to TV

It’s official: ITV’s classic dating show, Blind Date, is set to make a return later this year. Olly Murs is rumoured to be taking Cilla Black’s place as host, though there’s no confirmation on whether voiceover artist Graham “Our Graham” Skidmore is coming back.

It might not be Murs in the hosting seat, though - Vicky Pattison, Georgia May Foote, and Helen Flanagan are all rumoured to be filling the role too.

For those who don't remember the show's original run between 1985 and 2003, Blind Date was one of those classic Saturday night shows - which drew in 18 million viewers at its peak - where a contestant picked someone to go on a date with.

One person asked ultra-cheesy questions to three potential dates… who sat behind a barrier so the contestant couldn't see them. Once the questioning was over, they picked their date based on the answers they gave, and the potentials were all revealed. Then the match went on an all-expenses paid luxury holiday together, because that's definitely the best way to begin a relationship.

Most new couples ended up arguing and deciding not to continue, but the show did result in three marriages.

Whilst the original aired on ITV, Channel 5 is in charge of its revival, and though there's no exact return date.

"It's a classic format that will be rebooted to make it young, sexy and modern," a source told The Sun. "Expect sparks to fly."

Source: BBC | Metro

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