Each woman has the option of turning her light off to declare her disinterest in the man.Lamb believes the programme reflects the modern dating scene and is a necessary update to the studio dating show.She says: "Nowadays, dating is all done more quickly and the turnaround of making decisions on is something that I'm very proud of.
" with nervous singles blurting out naff chat-up lines.
It's been 50 years since the first hit dating show was broadcast by ABC in the US.
wrote the rule book for dating shows: corny questions, cheesy answers and a host who acts as a tongue-in-cheek Cupid.
Other dating shows included have crossed into dating-show territory through their in-show relationship storylines.
Shows such as The Only Way Is Essex have crossed into dating-show territory Meanwhile, dating shows have split into three factions: traditional studio shows, such as has been such a success because it had been a long time coming," opines Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment at Thames and one of the show's executive producers.
Essentially speed dating en masse, the show's format involves a male contestant choosing his date from 30 women.They stand on stage beneath 30 white lights, with a button in front of them.The programme revolved around three hopeful singles sitting behind a screen answering the coy questions of another lonely heart.It was the predecessor to Britain's iconic (1985), hosted by national treasure Cilla Black on a bright, fuchsia set.At its height, in the 1980s, more than 18 million viewers tuned in to a show that was one of TV's heaviest hitters. The ITV show remained mostly unchanged from the formats that inspired it – apart from the introduction of "ditch or date", which involved the picker being able to dump their date after seeing what they looked like.When , the show in which women from the city vied for the attention of a farmer, did not do well here, but it became one of Fremantle Media's biggest sellers in international markets.