Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Is Geordie Shore Star to Become the New Cilla? Reality TV Celebrity Tipped to Host Blind Date Show

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Is Geordie Shore Star to Become the New Cilla? Reality TV Celebrity Tipped to Host Blind Date Show

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Byline: TOM BRYANT Reporter

VICKY Pattison could become the new host of Blind Date when it returns to our screens - if the son of the late Cilla Black has his way.

The I'm a Celebrity winner is being tipped as a potential presenter for the show, which is making a comeback after more than 13 years off air.

It was fronted by the late Cilla for its entire 18-year run on S ITV and is now on Channel 5. Cilla's son Robert Willis said: "Vicky Pattison is funny and likeable. She is relatable. She can handle herself, she would be good."

Vicky funny and She is She can herself, would Robert " Robert said it would be interesting to see what changes they might make to the show amid speculation it's to be rebooted to make it more sexy.

"Blind Date was a family show and ran on a Saturday night at 7pm," he said.

"They might go down that route or it might be a bit Ex on the Beach or Geordie Shore.

"They are great fun too and sometimes you have to update and be modern. …

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