Vicky Pattison set to host revamped Blind Date on Channel 5

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison is set to host a revived version of Blind Date, it's been reported.

The show will be back on TV by the end of 2017 after more than a decade off air.

The former ITV series - which was fronted by the late Cilla Black - will move to Channel 5 for its new run.

And Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison is the favourite to host it all, The Sun newspaper reports.

However nothing is confirmed yet with Olly Murs, Georgia May Foote and Helen Flanagan, also lined up as potential presenters for the revamped dating series.

"Blind Date is the original dating show and it’s huge news to bring it back," a source claimed today. "It’s a classic format that will be rebooted to make it young, sexy and modern. Expect sparks to fly.

“In an age of Tinder, you have got to earn the right to love on this show.”

The new Blind Date is apparently set to air on Friday nights, possibly alongside Big Brother or Celebrity Big Brother in the summer.

And insiders say that the classic series will be "updated for modern times" with an initial six episode run.

Blind Date wouldn't be Channel 5's first dating show, with Stand By Your Man airing in 2014 as competition for ITV's Take Me Out.

However it didn't really catch on and a second series was never made.

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