The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination.The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.
In 2003, the show was broadcast live to try to improve dwindling ratings.
A pilot was shot in early 1985 fronted by comedian Duncan Norvelle.
John Birt, LWT's director of programmes, and the IBA regulatory body had reservations about Norvelle's camp style.
The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as Perfect Match or in the US as The Dating Game.
Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience.
They were then asked a question by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date.Before the decision 'Our Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant.but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise.Blind Date ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to .Blind Date returned on 16 October 2013, to celebrate Black's 50-year career in the entertainment industry.This special one-off was part of another programme, The One and Only Cilla Black, presented by Paul O'Grady.