Blind Date Is Back And Here's Why Fans Are Calling It a "Cheap Date"

The hit 90s show has made a comeback but viewers have noticed what they believe to be a huge budget cut and are unimpressed with the cheap activities planned for the dates.

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It seems like forever we have been talking about a 'Blind Date' remake but fans of the iconic dating show finally got their first glimpse of the remake on Saturday night.

The all new show sees Paul O'Grady step into the late Cilla Black's stilettos to front the series as host and matchmaker and while the show stays true to its roots, there were some noticeable changes.

If you remember, the best bit about the 90's version is that the couples got to pick a fabulous holiday from three mysterious envelopes.

Read more: This Couple Met On Blind Date And Are Together 20 Years Later 

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Paul O'Grady references Cilla Black as he opens Blind Date comeback

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Top destinations such as the Carribean, Cuba and Crete were on the cards, as the couple were whisked off to sunnier climates in order to get to know each other. 

However, on Saturday night's show the first couple – blonde Debbie and hunky Richard – were told they were off on a date playing “junkyard golf”.

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Blind Date contestant gives Paul O'Grady dating advice

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Later the second pair, Cara and Damian were handed a day playing table tennis, both of which are taking place in the UK.

The odd choice of dates had viewers at home branding the show "cheap date", and wondering why the iconic show was being so tight on the purse strings.

A spokeswoman for the show soon confirmed that more glamourous locations will soon be on the cards.

Perhaps a trip to Benidorm?

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