Cilla Black’s shock announcement that she will be leaving Blind Date is no shock to me. The show has gone from pretty crap to appalling over the last few years. The good ole’ days of harmless chaps from the street and OAPs looking for love in their twilight years has been replaced by wannabe TV stars and brain-dead idiots who think that insulting their dates will make them look cool. The new ‘live’ format is pitiful and makes a mockery of the traditional idea of a ‘Blind Date’ since the contestants can change their mind if they don’t like the look of their date! No more of ‘our Graham’ with his witty reminders and no more ‘what’s your name and where do you come from’. The show has gone down the tacky ‘Club Reps’ road: shit for shits sake. ITV is losing ad revenue, people are turning off from their shows yet they still think people want this stuff? Crazy.