At the height of its popularity in the 1980s, 18.2 million tuned in on a Saturday night.
Black's scouse accent and her catchphrases became familiar throughout the United Kingdom.
Her date was later brought back on a different episode and offered a second chance, but as the one choosing from the three girls (as well as going on the holiday to Nepal by himself).
In modern Welsh the word is used to refer to any soup or broth.
but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise.
Blind Date originally ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to on ITV. The new series began airing on 17 June 2017 in its usual Saturday night slot and is produced by So Television and Stellify Media, a firm part-owned by Sony Pictures Television.
When Black found out about this, she exploited the truth on the show, leading Gill to get booed by the audience, and her date to go away in total shock.
Comedian Patrick Kielty and TV presenter Kate Thornton acted as hosts for the show which featured Dame Edna Everage, Roger Moore, Richard E. It returned again on 16 October 2013 to celebrate Black's 50-year career in the entertainment industry.
This special one-off was part of another programme, The One and Only Cilla Black, presented by Paul O'Grady.
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.