Blind Date to feature its first ever bisexual contestant

Host Paul O'Grady is thrilled with the progression

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Blind Date is back on Channel 5 later in the series there’s an addition to the format.

For the first time ever, the dating show will feature a bisexual contestant.

When the series, which was hosted by Cilla Black on ITV between 1985 and 2003, was resurrected by Channel 5 in 2017, it aired an LGBT+ episode.

Host Paul O’Grady is thrilled with the development, which will see a contestant have the choice between male and female suitors.

Jordan’s looking for love (Credit: Channel 5)

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The episode, due to air in May, will see beauty consultant Jordan asked to pick between model Jesse, master’s student Zoe and support worker Lily.

Who will Jordan choose? (Credit: Channel 5)

“I’m delighted that Blind Date is continuing to be inclusive by giving a platform to those who identify as bisexual,” he said.

“It was a joy to film and I’m sure Cilla would have been proud.”

Of the wider inclusion on the revived series, Paul has previously commented: “We’ve moved on in the world so we’ve got a wide range of people on.”

Joni was looking for his other half (Credit: Channel 5)

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The LGBTQ+ episode saw nightclub host Joni from Newcastle on the lookout for his dream man.

Queens of dating (Credit: Channel 5)

Last year, the dating series featured a drag queens episode, which proved a massive hit with viewers.

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