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.
The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit.It was a hoot because nobody knew who Cilla was, and if they didn’t know who Cilla was in the States they didn’t have a clue about me. Afterwards we’d be laughing in the street.” There are so many stories of the things they got up to. “I had girlfriends and boyfriends.” Wow, I say, you were sophisticated – this was the early 1970s. “We were in Spain once and two Danish fellas were talking to us and she went off to the loo and I said, ‘You know she’s a notorious brothel madam’, and they went, ‘Really?! Running on Channel 5 at 7pm, the series is six episodes long, and will appear on Demand 5 after it broadcasts.Speaking about presenting the show after Cilla Black’s death in 2015, O’Grady said: “I thought ‘This isn’t right, it’s so synonymous with Cilla, she should be here, not me.’ “I felt like I shouldn’t be doing it. But then I spoke to her sons and lots of people who knew her and they said ‘You have to do it, because she’d want you to do it for everyone.’” As ever with popular dating shows on UK and US television, such as First Dates, the show opens a marketing opportunity for dating brands to tap into any social media interest around the live broadcasts.