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Paul O'Grady shocked on Blind Date premiere by contestant's cheeky 'dog' remark

The bespectacled presenter fronts the reboot of the much-loved TV programme as it makes its debut on Channel 5.

Paul O'Grady is left shocked by a Blind Date contestant's cheeky remark to his potential date on the show's premiere on Saturday night (17Jun17).

The bespectacled presenter fronts the reboot of the much-loved TV programme as it makes its debut on Channel 5. But things have come a long way since the days of the late Cilla Black hosting, with close-to-the-mark comments and double entendres aplenty in the first episode, judging by a preview clip which aired on This Morning on Friday.

Hopeful Debbie is among the first on the show looking for love, and has three men to choose from as she asks them questions in an attempt to whittle them down to just one beau to take on a date.

Asking the boys, Debbie said: "So I think we've all got an animal inside us waiting to be unleashed, what animal would I be getting if I picked you?"

But it was cheeky JJ who made Debbie gasp, when he answered: "I'd like to say I'm a big teddy bear but I just hope you're not a dog!"

The audience were seen screaming with laughter as Debbie and Paul looked shocked, with the host chiding JJ: "You can't say that about the girl JJ!"

Paul then reassured Debbie: "I think he means metaphorically you know? A nice little chihuahua!"

Debbie has the choice of holiday rep JJ, 25, advertising expert Ryan, 36, and carpenter Richard, 27, as she appears on the show following a tragic loss in her life.

Each of the contestants bring their own traits to the table, with Ryan looking to meet someone who can get him off the "dating carousel of craziness". JJ wants to meet someone who will keep him on his toes, while Richard is interested in getting to know someone he could serenade with his Spanish guitar.

But fans will have to wait and see who Debbie picks when Blind Date airs on Saturday night.

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