Channel 5 is bringing back Blind Date
Channel 5 is bringing back Blind Date.
The dating show, which originally aired on ITV between 1985 and 2003, will be revamped for six to eight new episodes to air on Channel 5 later this year.
The original series involved three singles answering questions posed by another single on the opposite side of a divider. The single asking questions would narrow down who she or he would like to go on a date with based on their voice and answers, but could not see any of the possible candidates. The couple would then pick an envelope to learn where they would go on their date, which would be filmed for the following episode of the show.
Blind Date was a big success for ITV, with the series going out to reach 18.2 million viewers in the 1980s at the peak of its popularity. It also featured several household names as contestants before they were famous, including Amanda Holden and Ed Byrne.
The revamped version will be produced by Stellify Media, who are the same production company behind The Graham Norton Show.
There has so far been no announcement as to who will host the new series. The late Cilla Black famously hosted the original Blind Date, and the series only came to an end after she announced she was quitting.