Straight off the back of the announcement of Bachelor In Paradise’s first six contestants, Ten added yet another reality dating show to the list for 2018 – and our favourite funny lady Julia Morris is hosting it.
The highly successful UK series Blind Date is getting an Aussie version which Ten says is a show “for the whole family to enjoy.”
With The Bachelor and The Bachelorette returning next year, that makes four dating shows for just one network. Add to that Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight, Love Island and new show Date Night, plus Channel Seven’s First Dates and we are literally drowning in love. Is it a bad thing? We’re not so sure yet.
“Each week, one single person will ask three hidden potential suiters three questions to determine which person is very right, or horribly wrong, for them,” Ten’s press release on Blind Date read.
“Expect sparks to fly and love to blossom, as Australia’s singles use sharp conversation and amusing banter to find the right date for them.”
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said about the new show: “In this modern format refresh, Blind Date is fast, funny, and – most importantly – family entertainment that we know will find its way into the hearts of Australian homes.
“We are thrilled that the brilliant and talented Julia Morris has agreed to host.
“Playing matchmaker for the first time in her career, Julia will hold the hearts of our nervous singles in her hands. What could go wrong?,” she said.
Julia added: “I have had literally thousands of dates over the years, so I am looking forward to helping single Aussies make the same mistakes… I mean find love.”