The ITV show, which was previously hosted by Cilla Black on ITV for two decades, is apparently going to be back on the box by the end of 2017.
According to the reports, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner Vicky Pattison could be taking on hosting duties on the show which will be airing on its new home Channel 5.
Other names for the role of presenter have included Olly Murs and former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote.
A source said: “Blind Date is the original dating show and it’s huge news to bring it back.”
“It’s a classic format that will be rebooted to make it young, sexy and modern. Expect sparks to fly.”
The insider told The Sun: “In an age of Tinder, you have got to earn the right to love on this show.”
It is believed that the programme will be produced by company So Television, which makes The Graham Norton Show among other series.
Cilla Black on classic dating show Blind Date
Cilla Black hosted Blind Date for two decades
It’s a classic format that will be rebooted to make it young, sexy and modern
The newly revamped Blind Date is said to be keeping some of the “traditions of the past” but will get updated for modern audiences.
Programme makers are said to be hoping that the new series, which is thought to be comprised of six or eight episodes, will appeal to a “new generation” of viewers.
Blind Date originally ran from 1985 to 2003 and was presented by Cilla for its duration, it was firm fixture on Saturday night television schedules for two decades before departing from screens.
The programme saw three dates being quizzed by potential match, who was on the other side of a divider.
Cilla Black was the original Blind Date host
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The person would then have to choose between the three candidates whom they wanted to go on a date with.
It was at this point that the partition would be removed and the person asking questions would be able to see the people they’d been talking to as well as the dates they’d turned down.
As part of a celebration of Cilla’s 50 years in the entertainment industry, the programme was brought back for a one-off special in 2013.
Channel 5 declined to comment when approached by Express.co.uk.