Friday 20 September 2019

Lucy Kennedy will assume Cilla Black role on Irish 'Blind Date' for TV3

Lucy Kennedy at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
Lucy Kennedy at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
Lucy Kennedy and Brian Dowling at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Lucy Kennedy and Brian Dowling at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
Xpose Presenters Lisa Cannon , Glenda Gilson,Karen Koster and Aisling O Loughlin at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Xpose Presenters Aisling O'Loughlin ,Karen Koster and Lisa Cannon at TV3’s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
New Red Rock Actor Paul Roe at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Karen Koster at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
The Tv3 Team at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch
Red Rock Actress Jane McGrath at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
New Red Rock Actor Adam Weafer at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
New Red Rock Actors Adam Weafer, Jane McGrath and Paul Roe at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
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Lucy Kennedy has landed a primetime dating show with TV3 - an Irish version of 'Blind Date'.

The former RTE presenter had spoken earlier this year of pitching a dating show to RTE which she said "fell through", forcing her to come up with a different format.

Of her primetime Blind Date show for TV3, she said, "I will host Blind Date but there will be an Irish twist."

The presenter jumped ship from RTE to TV3 over a year ago where she has been co-hosting Late Lunch Live on weekdays with Martin King.

Lucy was revealed as the new Blind Date host at the launch of TV3's Autumn/Winter schedule at the Mansion House on Wednesday.

Cilla Black hosted the UK version of the show from 1985 to 2003 and it is expected that trademarks of Blind Date including the sliding door and surprise holiday date prizes will feature in the Irish version.

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