The world’s greatest dating show is coming to TV3 this autumn, with Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker.TV3 are looking for contestants and are calling on all the single men and women in Ireland looking for love to apply.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!Al Porter is being lined up to front an Irish version of Blind Date.Al's a vaudeville performer." Lucy Kennedy was originally supposed to host an Irish version of Blind Date on TV3 back in 2014, but the idea was scrapped in the end.However, the show is now back on TV3's agenda thanks to former RTE2 boss Bill Malone coming on board as TV3's director of programming - and the station are expected to officially announce the new series at its autumn schedule launch.
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!
The world's greatest dating show is coming to Ireland this autumn, with Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker.
Today, TV3 unveiled comedy Al Porter as the host of its brand new entertainment show.
The 24-year-old is set to become Ireland's answer to Cilla Black by hosting the new show on TV3.
An insider told the Irish Sun, "Al is perfect for hosting Blind Date." "He can pull in viewers and go off script and be entertaining.
His commitment to highlighting inequality and injustices in Irish life has been unwavering over his journalistic career”.