Al Porter admits Blind Date is a “big national mortifying experience”

The comedian is hosting the Irish version of the show.

Al Porter PIC: VIP Ireland
Al Porter PIC: VIP Ireland

Al Porter has admitted that even he finds Blind Date a bit ‘cringe’.

Since the show launched this season, viewers at home often take to social media to label the show ‘mortifying’ or ’embarrassing’.

It seems that even with those comments Irish people love to watch the show.

“It’s brilliant, I didn’t think that these many people would watch it, it’s over 200,000 people a week,” Al told RTE.

The presenter also described it as ‘cringe’ but that it’s also entertaining.

Al plays Polly in the Polly and the Beanstalk Panto


“There are very eccentric characters on it, it is kind of watch it through your fingers cringe-viewing.”

The comedian even revealed that he feels he was nervous while filming the show.

“I’m not going to lie, I’m as red-faced and embarrassed watching it as some of the people at home. I think I look a bit nervous actually, but then it’s all one big national mortifying experience, but it’s fun!”

Al is set to take part in this year’s Olympia Theatre panto Polly and the Beanstalk which was launched today.

He plays Polly in the show which runs from Friday, December 15th to January 7th.

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