It has been confirmed that Paul O’Grady will be the new host of Blind Date, when the new series returns to our screens on Channel Five this year.
Paul’s close friend Cilla Black, who sadly passed away in 2015, was the original presenter of the popular dating show for 18 years – so it’s fitting he should be chosen to follow in her footsteps.
Speaking of his new presenting role, Paul said: “Blind Date is an incredibly special family show which brought laughter, tears and joy to TV viewers throughout the land.”
He added: “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.”
We can’t wait to watch the new series – keep your eyes peeled for an air date!