Each child was given $5,000 for participating, but the ones who excel had a chance to earn an additional $20,000-50,000.To no one’s surprise, the show faced a lot of criticism and legal issues and was eventually cancelled.Her date was later brought back on a different episode and offered a second chance, but as the one choosing from the three girls (as well as going on the holiday to Nepal by himself).Quite possibly MTV's greatest work, featuring a teenage Ally Hilfiger and her best friend.In the final series (2002–03), the format was tweaked; the "Ditch or Date? John Birt, LWT's director of programmes, and the IBA regulatory body had reservations about Norvelle's camp style.Black had seen The Dating Game in the US and enthused about it to LWT's Alan Boyd, who produced Surprise, Surprise and who made the Norvelle pilot.Comedian Patrick Kielty and TV presenter Kate Thornton acted as hosts for the show which featured Dame Edna Everage, Roger Moore, Richard E. It returned again on 16 October 2013 to celebrate Black's 50-year career in the entertainment industry.
The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as Perfect Match or in the US as The Dating Game.At the height of its popularity in the 1980s, 18.2 million tuned in on a Saturday night.Black's scouse accent and her catchphrases became familiar throughout the United Kingdom.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.
No matter who you are, you’ve probably got at least one that you (secretly) enjoy.