Blind dating review
TV3 are hoping audiences will fall head over heels for .
It’s not going to be the love affair of the century, it possibly won’t even be a fumble down the back of the bus: although things may heat up when we see the returning couples.
, is expected to bring it up to date for the 21st century.
Then there’s Keith from Kildare who wants “an all round normal girl who’s random”, and is the breakout star of the night due to the fact that he’s the lead singer in a Prodigy tribute act.
He gives the audience a flavour of his own Keith Flint impression by walking up and down the stage shouting part of the chorus of David from Dublin is a man made up of hair gel and nervous laughter who looks like he’s doing this for a bet and regretting it by the minute.
There is an awkward air to the proceedings from the off, like the start of a stag or a hen night when everyone is shuffling around saying nonsensical phrases out loud to “get the party started” before necking back five West Coast Coolers.
Thankfully Al Porter does his best to corral the contestants into some order.
He adapts to the Cilla role of the over-inquisitive aunt with such ease it’s as if he’s been waiting to do this forever.
Sadly, Porter doesn’t continue the show in Gary’s arms and instead we’re treated to some questions about what way the girls would eat him if he was a Creme Egg.