Paul O'Grady to host Blind Date comeback on Channel 5

Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the new host of Blind Date.
Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the new host of Blind Date.

Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the host of Blind Date when it returns later this year.

The entertainment show has been updated for its comeback as it prepares to air for the first time in more than 13 years.

Formerly an ITV programme, Blind Date will now broadcast on Channel 5.

O'Grady said: "Blind Date is an incredibly special family show which brought laughter, tears and joy to TV viewers throughout out the land.

"I am honoured to present the brand new series and, after speaking to Channel 5, I know the series is in safe hands. I can't wait to see if we can find love."