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