Dating contestant questions
Kevin Ullah "did a Montague" by appearing on the show twice thanks to an alias and a disguise on the second programme.
The people were filmed talking about their partner retrospectively.
The show produced several marriages in its time, to which the telly cameras were always invited as was Cilla, who liked them because she got to buy a new hat. For a while ITV seemed confident that the show was going to continue with a new host, but in the end they gave up and replaced it with Love on a Saturday Night instead. Revivals were discussed every so often, but they never came to series. Oh how we laughed when he drank wine with elephants!
Finally, it was well-known in the industry that many people used the show as a stepping stone to stardom, rather than as a serious attempt to find a compatible partner. Then in 2017, Channel 5 said they would give it a go, with Paul O'Grady the Liverpudlian to replace Our Cilla. Oh how we split our sides when we saw him go on the plane, sitting next to a photo of his date!
In 1999, Cilla turned up on the BBC's Comic Relief Red Nose Day marathon to present a game with Lenny Henry choosing between Twiggy, Helena Bonham-Carter and Elle Mc Pherson.
The same year Channel 5 revived UK Blind Date with Paul O'Grady, TV3 launched an Irish version with Al Porter.