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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.
This was around a million fewer than tuned in to its debut episode in the previous series.
This was likely to state that its popularity was on the wane.
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.
Before the decision Our Graham (replaced in the final ITV series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant.
The show won the Lew Grade Award at the British Academy Television Awards in 1995.
The first episode of Series 17, on 10 November 2001, was reportedly watched at GMT by seven million viewers – 32% of the audience.
The following episode showed the couple on their date, as well as interviews with them about the date and each other.It's been revived recently, but for many it will be associated with Black.Blind Dating (also known as Blind Guy Driving) is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by James Keach and starring Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Anjali Jay, Jane Seymour, and Jayma Mays.With its dodgy pick up lines, and cheesy catchphrases Cilla Black ruled Saturday night TV for years with this show, and quite rightly show.Yes, perhaps it was past its best towards the end of its run, but everything has its time, and fairplay to Black for announcing live on air that she was quitting.