The original dating show ‘Blind Date’ is to return for a brand new series, more than a decade after it left our screens, it has been claimed.
It will also be moving from ITV to Channel 5, who have enjoyed success with their reboot of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in recent years.
Attention now turns to who will take on presenting duties, with Vicky Pattison named as a potential candidate.
Others said to be in the frame include former ‘Coronation Street’ stars Georgia May Foote and Helen Flanagan, as well as pop singer Olly Murs, who received mixed reviews when he co-hosted ‘The X Factor’ in 2015.
Since ‘Blind Date’ left our screens in 2003, when presenter Cilla Black famously quit during a live episode, ITV has since enjoyed success with a new dating show, ‘Take Me Out’, as well as the recent relaunch of ‘Love Island’ on sister channel ITV2.
Meanwhile, ‘Blind Date’ isn’t the only dating show to get a reboot this year, following the news reigning ‘I’m A Celebrity’ champion Scarlett Moffatt is to front a new series of ‘Streetmate’ for Channel 4.