but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise.
Blind Date originally ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to on ITV.
Imagine your dream partner and multiply them by eight. It's like a real life Sims game where one lucky singleton gets to design their ideal other half using the latest avatar building technology.
Everything from hair style and height is picked, and once that perfect person is built, the show's dating experts scour the country to find not one, but eight suitors.
Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience.
They were then asked a question by a single individual of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date.
Unreal has received critical acclaim from critics, Producer Rachel Goldberg returns to Everlasting, a popular dating show, after a breakdown.
With a reputation to rebuild and executive producer Quinn King breathing down her neck, Rachel must pull out all the stops in what she does best: manipulating the contestants to create the outrageous drama that viewers expect.
“Sorry.” Bold, blunt and deliciously weird, China’s biggest TV dating show is wildly popular in the one market where the show is broadcast for an English-speaking audience: Australia.
The first episode will see 23-year-old Charlotte form her prince charming, before treating them to several dates including pole dancing and cleaning up after animals on a farm.
Dom Bird from E4 commented on the brand-spanking new format, he said: "Game of Clones is a great addition to E4's growing slate of entertainment shows."He added: "Given the opportunity to date a houseful of perfect partners, this series promises to delight our singletons as well as our audiences."Watch the first episode of Game Of Clones on Monday 27 February at pm on E4.
“If I was your girlfriend, would you let your belly be my pillow?
” another chirpily asks her plump admirer, who is visibly bewildered.