Blind dating quotes
However, ITV briefly aired a similar replacement show in 2004 hosted by Davina Mc Call, called Love on a Saturday Night and since 2010, Take Me Out, hosted by Paddy Mc Guinness which is still airing.
Blind Date returned on , as part of ITV's coverage of a concert held outside the Tower of London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the charity The Prince's Trust.
After two pilots starring Black, the series was commissioned.
This special one-off was part of another programme, The One and Only Cilla Black, presented by Paul O'Grady.
Black was responsible for ITV shifting its football programme, The Premiership, to make way for the new series in a prime-time slot.
The broadcaster reportedly gave in to Black's ultimatum "move the Premiership football programme or I quit".
Locations ranged from Bognor Regis or a date in an ice cream factory, to Anguilla or the Maldives.
In the final series (2002–03), the format was tweaked; the "Ditch or Date? In 2003, the show was broadcast live to try to improve dwindling ratings. , was shot in early 1985 and fronted by comedian Duncan Norvelle.