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.
— Blind Date (@BlindDateUK) 5 April 2019
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.
“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.”
The LGBTQ+ episode saw nightclub host Joni from Newcastle on the lookout for his dream man.
Last year, the dating series featured a drag queens episode, which proved a massive hit with viewers.
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