Who will find true love on new ‘Blind Date’?

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host. Blind Date orig­i­nally ran on Satur­day nights be­tween 1985 and 2003, with the contestant and three sin­gle­tons of the op­po­site sex screened off from each other in the stu­dio by a slid­ing panel.

The contestant asked a set of ques­tions and then picked one hope­ful to go on a date with, be­fore the panel was re­moved and the cou­ple saw each other for the first time.

Sev­eral celebri­ties got their breaks by ap­pear­ing on the show, in­clud­ing Amanda Holden who was a contestant in 1991.

Four cou­ples who met on the show mar­ried. In 2003, after rat­ings fell, Black an­nounced live on air she was quit­ting, say­ing it had be­gun to feel more like work than fun.

It is un­der­stood there will be be­tween six and eight episodes of the new ver- sion, which is ex­pected to be screened this year.

There are hints that it might draw on the in­flu­ence of on­line dat­ing apps and so­cial me­dia, and there will be “the­matic twists” to give the show a mod­ern touch. – Daily Mail

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