A source told The Sun: "Holly was an easy pick to host the show and she agreed straight away."She is already one of ITV's most well-known faces thanks to This Morning and Celebrity Juice but execs at the channel are keen to make her their Saturday night star."They added: "The show is still in its early stages and has not been commissioned, but everyone agrees it's a great format."Holly will shoot the pilot next month and they will take it from there."The seasoned presenter already has plenty of experience match-making as she teamed up with friend Fearne Cotton for Holly & Fearne Go Dating back in 2007.Yesterday on This Morning, the 34-year-old told Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence to "lighten up" after she told a journalist to put away his phone.Of course, the subject of those embarrassing stories will be listening in the entire time, powerless to stop the flow of information aside from the use of a one-off life-line phone call.After meeting a series of parents, the picker will choose which prospective dater they’d like to meet up with.I can’t wait to hear what humiliating secrets they’ll be revealing and see who will regret leaving their love life in the hands of their parents.”“I am very excited that Holly is presenting this brand new dating show where the singletons make their decision by meeting the parents first, and I’m looking forward to hearing what embarrassing tales and secrets the parents divulge about their children.” Meet The Parents was commissioned by Head of Comedy Entertainment, Peter Davey, ITV and executive produced by ITV Studios’ Lee Connolly and Ben Kelly.If First Dates has turned blind dating into a spectator sport, ITV’s new show is taking things to the next level.They were then asked a question by a single individual 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.
Blind Date returned on 16 October 2013, to celebrate Black's 50-year career in the entertainment industry.
After seeing each other for the first time, they will need to decide whether they leave together or apart.
Produced Twofour, Cat Lawson, Head of Entertainment said: “We are so excited to be bringing back such a brilliant show for 2016.
Dating in the Dark is more relevant today than ever before and we look forward to watching the twists and turns of our singletons searching for ‘the one’. It questions the perceptions and judgements we all make in our quest for finding love.
Dating in the Dark really does test the age old question: Is love blind?
This special one-off was part of another programme, The One and Only Cilla Black, presented by Paul O'Grady. On 7 February 2017, it was reported that Blind Date would return in 2017 on Channel 5.