‘Absolute disaster’: TV3 to cancel final six episodes of Blind Date

TV3 has axed the final six episode's of Al Porter's Blind Date, which were due to air early next year.

The decision comes following a string of allegations made against the comedian turned broadcaster claiming that he acted inappropriately towards a number of fellow comedians at various events over the past five years.

According to reports, 12 episodes of the popular game show had been filmed, with the second half of the series due to go to air in January 2018. 

A source told The Irish Mail on Sunday, "It's an absolute disaster for TV3. They spent a fortune on Blind Date, buying the format, the production, the promotion, not to mention Al's salary, but they are left with no option."

"The remaining six will never see the light of day, it's an absolute disaster all-round."

Since the allegations came to light, Al has resigned from his role as lunchtime presenter on Today FM and has been axed from this year's Olympia panto.