First off, the pre-show contestant selection process seems to weed out anything-but-decent looking people, all who have clearly put a lot of effort into their appearances.
Secondly, during the show, the “blind” celebrities are allowed, very early on, to see the contestants, and can easily choose according to their physical preferences.
viewers have praised Paul O' Grady after he took over hosting duties for the newly-revamped series on Channel 5.
The popular dating show, which was originally made famous by the late Cilla Black in the nineties, returned to TV screens recently after 14 years.
one Thursday night after seeing Ingrid Michaelson tweet about it.#Blind Date." Another added: "Just caught up and watched Blind Date with Paul O' Grady, Paul you did Cilla proud #Blind Date." A third post read: "#Blind Date has been on for five minutes and I’m in love. This is what the UK needs right now." Another said: "#Blind Date is back on C5 and it's already brilliant. " STORY: Paul O' Grady announced as Blind Date's new host on Channel 5 At the start of the show, Paul made sure he paid a touching tribute to his late friend and former host, Cilla."The reason I'm doing this show is because a certain person left this to me in her will," he told the audience. " STORY: Paul O' Grady 'destroyed' by friend Cilla Black's death It comes as no surprise that Blind Date was a ratings hit.But it’s apparently not the only problem the Swedish retailer has been facing.Recently, an IKEA store in Shanghai has been dealing with a large group of elderly people that frequently spends hours in its popular cafe without buying anything.