Paul O'Grady to host Blind Date reboot

Paul O'Grady to host Blind Date reboot

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Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the host of the new series of Blind Date on Channel 5.

The hit dating show will take romantic hopefuls back to a time when you could not be judged on your best selfie and there was no such thing as an online dating profile. 

The 90s match-making show has had a modern update; a new generation of singletons will compete to find their potential mates in front of a live audience with new twists, as well as the introduction of LGBT contestants for the first time on the show. 

Blind Date is an incredibly special family show which brought laughter, tears and joy to TV viewers throughout the land," said Paul O'Grady, who is set to become the new host, following in the footsteps the late Cilla Black.

"I am honoured to present the brand new series and, after speaking to Channel 5, I know the series is in safe hands. I can’t wait to see if we can find love."

In keeping with the charm of the classic show, the singletons will have to rely on their wit and personalities to match them up and the iconic sliding panel will still be in tact to conceal the appearances of the potential dates.

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