A contestant named Nicola Gill came on the show, claiming she was a temporary secretary, when she was actually a journalist for Cosmopolitan Magazine.When Black found out about this, she exploited the truth on the show, leading Gill to get booed by the audience, and her date to go away in total shock.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.
John Birt, LWT's director of programmes, and the IBA regulatory body had reservations about Norvelle's camp style.
Black had seen The Dating Game in the US and enthused about it to LWT's Alan Boyd, who produced Surprise, Surprise and who made the Norvelle pilot.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.