The Seven O'Clock Show presenter Lucy Kennedy has lost out on her self-confessed "dream job" as TV3 has decided to scrap its planned revival of Blind Date.
TV3 bought the rights to the ITV dating show, which was hosted by Cilla Black, but insiders have revealed that the new director of content, Lynda McQuaid, feels the dating show has had its day.
"Blind Date has been scrapped - Lynda feels the format is outdated and tired, they want to do something fresh," a source told the Herald. "Lucy will be fronting another show but it's not likely to be a dating show.
"TV3 are looking at a number of different formats that they feel would suit their viewers better - Blind Date just doesn't suit their demographic."
Lucy Kennedy recently told Irish Tatler that filming of the show would start later this year. "I fancy myself as a bit of a matchmaker in real life, so this gig is perfect for me," she said.
"It's such a successful global format and it's really inoffensive viewing as well, so I'm delighted to be presenting it," she added.
"It really is my dream job and I'm so delighted that I decided to move to TV3."