Make a date for re­turn of Blind Date!

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HIT TV show Blind Date is to make a come­back af­ter more than 13 years off the air.

The pop­u­lar dat­ing pro­gramme was fronted by the late Cilla Black

(above) for its 18-year run on ITV.

And it will re­turn to screens later this year on Chan­nel 5. A source said: “Blind

Date is the orig­i­nal dat­ing show and it’s huge news to bring it back.

“It’s a clas­sic for­mat that will be re­booted to make it young, sexy and mod­ern… ex­pect sparks to fly!

“In an age of Tin­der, you have got to earn the right to love on this show.”

It will be pro­duced by So Tele­vi­sion – which also makes The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show for the BBC. Blind Date, which launched in 1985, came to an end in 2003 af­ter Cilla an­nounced she was quit­ting live on air.

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