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Al Porter to Host TV3’s ‘Blind Date’
19 May 2017 :
Today, TV3 unveiled comedy superstar Al Porter as the host of its brand new entertainment show ‘Blind Date’.

Blind Date, the world's greatest dating show will air on TV3 this autumn with Al Porter, the IFTA Award winning comedian, columnist and Today FM broadcaster stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker.

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.

Commenting on the announcement, 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!”

“To think I've the opportunity to be welcomed into people's homes each week on TV3 for a bit of shiny, silly fun is a privilege and I hope people love it! Most fun for me, is like my Panto and radio work, Blind Date on TV3 will be broad fun, family entertainment! ...Now, to practice saying "what's your name, where do you come from?!"

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. Blind Date is just one of many exciting programme announcements to come, so it’s shaping up to be a big Autumn ahead on TV3!”

TV3 are now looking for contestants for the new show and are calling on all the single men and women in Ireland, of all age groups, looking for love to apply.

If you think you can tell a charmer from a chancer, take a shot at romance and apply by clicking here now.

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