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Irish Blind Date contestants on STRICT social media ban

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TV3 today unveiled comedy superstar Al Porter as the host of its brand new entertainment show ‘Blind Date’. Blind Date, the world's greatest dating show will air on TV3 this autumn with Al Porter, the IFTA Award winning comedian, columnist and Today FM broadcaster stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker. TV3 are now looking for contestants for the new show and are calling on all the single men and women in Ireland looking for love to apply, by logging on to www.tv3.ie/blinddate. Pictures :Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use TV3 GROUP UPDATE IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday 19th May, 2017 Ireland’s Comedy Superstar Al Porter to Host TV3’s ‘Blind Date’ The world's greatest dating show is coming to TV3 this autumn, with Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker. TV3 are looking for contestants and are calling on all the single men and women in Ireland looking for love to apply. If you think you can tell a charmer from a chancer, take a shot at romance and apply on tv3.ie/blinddate now. Today, TV3 unveiled comedy superstar Al Porter as the host of its brand new entertainment show ‘Blind Date’. Blind Date, the world's greatest dating show will air on TV3 this autumn with Al Porter, the IFTA Award winning comedian, columnist and Today FM broadcaster stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker. TV3 are now looking for contestants for the new show and are calling on all the single men and women in Ireland, of all age groups, looking for love to apply, by logging on to www.tv3.ie/blinddate. Commenting on the announcement, Al Porter said; "I'm beyond delighted this is happening and leaped at the chance to do it! Since I was a kid on stage in the Olympia all I've ever wanted to do was cheer people up and entertain as many people as possible. I remember watching shows like Blind Date with Cilla as my Mam ironed and my Nana laughed and it doing just that - cheering us all up!” “To think I've the opportun

TV3 have enforced a strict social media ban for Blind Date contestants, in a bid to keep the shows a secret.

The loved-themed game show, which will be hosted by Al Porter, is set to air this October – and bosses have even warned singles not to sit together as they travel to their dates abroad.

According to the Irish Sun, they’ve also been warned not to check in together at their hotels, both in Ireland and abroad, in case onlookers find out that they’re stars on the upcoming 12-part series.

“The singles aren’t allowed to post anything from their dates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram. And to stop anyone else getting a shot of them together, they are being told to keep a distance from one another until filming starts,” a source said.

Banned: Blind Date singles are on a strict social media ban | BRIAN MCEVOY

Dates have been taking place since contestants met at recordings hosted by Al in the Helix back in July.

“We do not want any of the singles posting pictures from their dates or anyone else posting pictures of them instead. One picture would ruin the surprise of who picks who at the questions stage, which is already filmed.”

A spokeswoman for TV3 has also confirmed that all singles taking part in Blind Date have signed a non-disclosure agreement.

According to reports, TV3 are delighted with the footage they already have – and are confident that the series will be a huge hit with Irish viewers.