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After two pilots starring Black, the series was commissioned.The distinctive theme music for Blind Date has a strong resemblance to the jazz standard "Soft Winds" and was composed by Laurie Holloway.The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination.The following episode showed the couple on their date, as well as interviews with them about the date and each other.Black was responsible for ITV shifting its football programme, The Premiership, to make way for the new series in a prime-time slot.The broadcaster reportedly gave in to Black's ultimatum "move the Premiership football programme or I quit".
This was part of a fundraising evening on Channel 4 for Stand Up to Cancer.
The celebrities taking part were Jorgie Porter, an actress in Hollyoaks; Anthea Turner, TV presenter; Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea; and Alexandra Burke, a singer, and winner of the fifth series of The X Factor.
A second Celebrity First Dates for Stand Up to Cancer aired in November 2017.
The show won the Lew Grade Award at the British Academy Television Awards in 1995.
The first episode of Series 17, on 10 November 2001, was reportedly watched at GMT by seven million viewers – 32% of the audience.
but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise.