Paul O’Grady is back to host the new series of Blind Date as the show returns to Channel 5 for series 3 of the revamped show.
Alongside new singles, there’s a brand new set, after the show was criticised for being too dark.
Episode 1 of the new series of Blind Date features 25 year old Geordie girl Cali looking for love.
Hidden behind the wall are Alexi, a Butler in the Buff from Essex, Clinton a power-lifter from Manchester and Tamir a London osteopath, and after asking her 3 questions, Cali gets to choose who she wants to go on a date with..
Returning to the studio after their culinary date in Nice are white witch Amy who picked former Mr Nottingham Chris at the end of series 2.
A Blind Date first sees single Irish Mummy’s Boy Barry bringing his Mammy Anne to studio to help him pick his date.
This proves a shock to the three single girls sitting the other side of the wall. Holly a singer from Kent, Jo a model consultant from Manchester and Cherry a dog-breeder from Kent.
After asking his questions Paul surprises Barry with the news that he’s not choosing who his date will be – his Mum is.
Also returning to studio to spill the beans on their go-karting date are Birkenhead babe Charlotte who was chosen by former soldier Dean at the end of series 1.
Alongside the returning contestants is the logo which nods to the original yellow and pink logo when Cilla Black fronted the show.
Melanie Sykes will return in place of Graham Skidmore – affectionately known as ‘Our Graham’ – as the show’s voice over.