It’s Blind Date – so what’s your name and what recruitment company are you from?

Recruiters get everywhere and there’s no greater proof of that than tomorrow’s edition of TV love match show Blind Date.

The show, which was staple viewing on Saturday nights on ITV between 1985 and 2003, and hosted by the legendary Cilla Black, recently returned to TV – this time on Channel 5, with Paul O’Grady taking up the reins from his late friend.

As well as being the first edition to feature LGBT contestants, tomorrow’s show is a special one for the industry, as Recruiter can reveal the show will feature recruitment consultant Antoni Davis-Phillip, a recruiter of web developers at Oscar Technology. Naturally, the selection process is down to Davis-Phillip, who will choose between three female candidates – sorry, contestants.

Speaking to Recruiter about his Blind Date experience, Davis-Phillip revealed he was selected following a Skype interview application and wanted to go on the show due to its legendary status. 

“One of the main reasons I agreed to go on it was just because it is such a historic show. Everyone remembers it back in the day – that and Gladiators was what you would watch on a Saturday night. The chance to go on such a historic show was one of the main reasons I went on it.”

Davis-Phillip added he really enjoyed the whole experience on the show – not least due to host Paul O’Grady. “Paul O’Grady is a really nice guy – really bubbly, really friendly. He is as he comes across on TV.

“It was a fantastic experience – I really enjoyed it but it does go really quickly. You get caught up in the moment… I would recommend it to other people if they want to give it a go.”

While not wishing to give away whether love blossomed, Davis-Phillip did admit that he really enjoyed the date he went on.

You’ll have to tune in to Channel 5 tomorrow at 8pm to see how he got on – I’m not the Graham with the quick reminder you know…

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