Blind Date 2017: Meet tonight's contestants in the first new episode

Tonight's Blind Date contestants

Blind Date Ep 1

Blind Date 2017 kicks off on Channel 5 tonight with its brand news series: Meet tonight's contestants!

Hosted by Paul O'Grady, Blind Date returns this evening at 7PM on Channel 5 hoping to set two singletons up.

But will either of them find a perfect match?

First up and looking for love is 34-year-old Damian from Rugby, who says his ideal date is "embarking on an activity, whether an adrenaline fuelled one or out in the wilderness."

Damian describes his perfect girl as "somebody who is a good listener, professional and crazy, you've got have a crazy side."

Blind Date Ep 1 - Lesley, Cara and Charlotte.
Blind Date Ep 1 - Lesley, Cara and Charlotte.

So will any of these three single ladies be for him?

Vying for a date with Damian are:

34-year-old Lesley from London - an e-commerce manager Lesley who describes herself as a ballsy woman looking for long term commitment.

30-year-old Cara from Belfast - a civil servant on the hunt for Mr Right

28-year-old Charlotte from London - a receptionist who loves Game of Thrones

The second singleton in the hot seat on Blind Date tonight is 29-year-old Debbie from Southport.

She says of her ideal date: "Going for drinks out in a cool bar, with some really cool music and then we can have a dance off."

Debbie is after a tall, dark, handsome, gentleman with good banter - so not much then!

Blind Date Ep 1 - Paul with Debbie.
Blind Date Ep 1 - Paul with Debbie.

Blind Date Ep 1 - Ryan, JJ and Richard sitting behind the screen.
Blind Date Ep 1 - Ryan, JJ and Richard sitting behind the screen.

Competing for Debbie's affections are:

36-year-old Ryan from London - a creative and quirky marketing executive looking to get off the dating ‘carousal of craziness’

25-year-old JJ from Essex/Manchester - a cheeky holiday rep who's after a fun girl

27-year-old Richard from Bristol - a carpenter who hides a secret talent as a Spanish guitar player

See who gets matched up when Blind Date kicks off tonight, 7PM on Channel 5.

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