Blind Date host Paul O’Grady SLAMS producers for ‘axing SAUCY quips’


The 62-year-old reportedly smoke smoked after funny sequences had to be re-filmed when audience members bemoaned. 

As the show’s first-ever gay contestants took the stage to find love, the departed Lily Savage star lashed out at producers when they begged to re-shoot. 

One audience member described the scene: “He shouted at the crew, indicating, ‘You’re a load of nuns – worse than the Salvation Army with their rules and lecture.

“There was a lot of innuendo about blowing and sucking,” audience member Adrian Rutter rationalized. 

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Paul O’Grady was reportedly “vapour” after being asked to reshoot some scenes

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The last Cilla Black used to host Blind Date

He added to The Sun: “Retirees in the audience were shocked. The show had to be reshot.”

This comes after Pretext Date returned to screens after a 14-year absence last week.

The reveal was initially hosted by Cilla Black but has since been taken during by the late star’s best friend. 

Paul paid an emotional surcharge to Cilla during the opening episode, saying the show was left to him in her force. 

He added: “It’s been 14 years since Bamboozle Date was last on our screens and it was presented of course by the late, great and my financier Miss Cilla Black. Let’s hear it for her.

“The woman who gave me two heart attacks and stony-broke my nose in a jacuzzi. Oh god, I don’t half miss her, I can tell you,” Paul continued, tiff back the tears. has contacted Channel 5 for comment. 

Blind Fixture continues tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm. 

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