23 September 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
TX Date Confirmed for ‘Blind Date’
29 Sep 2017 : Nathan Griffin
Host, Al Porter
TV3 have announced that the first episode of the revamped show will be aired for the first time on Sunday, October 8th at 9pm.

The show is hosted by IFTA Rising Star winner, Broadcaster & Comic Al Porter who is set to play matchmaker, with the show expected to follow its original format from the ‘90s hit show.

 

 

Speaking previously with IFTN about the project, Al Porter said:

"I'm beyond delighted this is happening and leaped at the chance to do it! Since I was a kid on stage in the Olympia all I've ever wanted to do was cheer people up and entertain as many people as possible. I remember watching shows like Blind Date with Cilla as my Mam ironed and my Nana laughed and it doing just that - cheering us all up!” 

Tara Flynn is also set to feature as Al Porter’s sidekick, recapping on the singletons and what they said as the narrator of the show.

Tara Flynn:
“I am so delighted about being the famous sidekick in Blind Date, I have very fond memories of my Saturday nights in front of the TV watching the legendary Cilla having a lorra lorra laughs! Myself and Al Porter are going to have so much fun on such an iconic show."

Speaking at the launch back in May - Bill Malone, TV3 Group Director of Programming said:

“What a talent Al is and what a show Blind Date is, and the combination of both promises to be brilliantly entertaining TV. TV3 has transformed itself into a quality Irish broadcaster of scale and the addition of a star like Al further underlines our ambition."

The iconic show has been revived by Sony backed, Northern Irish indie, Stellify Media.

Kieran Doherty, Stellify’s joint Managing Director said:

“Blind Date is exactly the type of entertainment programming we want to produce – a compelling mix of humour, love and jeopardy, making it unmissable viewing for the whole family."

Stellify Media also Co-Produce the UK version of the show with SO Television for Channel 5, starring Paul O’Grady.




BREAKING NEWS
Irish brand Saorview Connect wins IBC Innovation Award
Virgin Media Television Issue Air Date for 'The Bailout'
IFI Documentary Festival to Host Panel Discussion on ‘Documentary Making In Ireland Today’
The Little Stranger Opens in Cinemas Nationwide this Friday, September 21st

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Antoine Simkine Elected President of ACE Producers
Northern Ireland Screen's Feature Doc Development Applications Open
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Channel 5 Exec Sean Doyle Joins Channel 4
12 Sep 2018 
TV3’s ‘Blind Date’ Opens with Strong First Week Ratings
11 Oct 2017 
TX Date Confirmed for ‘Blind Date’
29 Sep 2017 
TV3 launches New Season line-up with new shows, big name signings, major sports events, exclusive drama commissions
30 Aug 2017 
EDITOR'S PICK
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
John Boorman Launches Irish Film School
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter