BLIND Date has angered fans by sending bisexual men to Saint Lucia where homosexuality is illegal.
Viewers were amazed when the Channel 5 show gifted male couple Jordan Shannon and Jesse Drew a trip to the island where having a same sex relationship risks a 10 year jail sentence.
Presenter Paul O’Grady, 63, seemed unaware when he told them they’d be sent to the paradise island and they were delighted with their luck.
But Jordan later told the Daily Star he was only told of the blunder on the way to their hotel and said: “I didn’t know this until I was told on the way to the hotel. I thought: ‘What the f**k?’
And Jesse couldn’t relax after security advised him of island rules.
He added: “The hotel security woman told me how most gay men were in the closet there as homosexuality is illegal. It’s 10 years in prison if caught.
Meanwhile, a Channel 5 spokesperson has said: “We didn’t know and are taking this up with the production company.”
Jordan and Jesse returned safely to the UK following the tense trip.
Their date episode is set to air on Sunday at 8pm.
Blind Date returned last year after a 14-year hiatus with Paul at the helm, and instead of Our Graham with his quick reminders, it’s now Melanie Sykes.
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She helps recap what witticisms the contestants have come out with, and enjoys some banter with Paul too.
The set is much shinier and snazzier than we’re used to – but, thankfully, the big screen that slides across to conceal the hopefuls from the picker remains.
Just like before, the lucky winners and their partners go off on holiday together, and we’ve seen love blossom in destinations including Paris and Barcelona.
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