Cilla Black to host Blind Date again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 June 2013
Cilla Black

Cilla Black

Cilla Black is returning to 'Blind Date' as part of 'The One And Only Cilla Black', a one/off TV special to mark her 50 years in showbiz

Cilla Black is to host 'Blind Date' again.

The TV icon will return to the dating show that she fronted on ITV for almost 20 years as part of a one-off special to mark her 50 years in showbiz this autumn.

The programme will bring back some of Blind Date's most memorable contestants and any who are still single will get the chance to find love again.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Blind Date' was renowned for some of its 'out there' contestants. It will be great to see what some of the most memorable ones are up to now.

"And for those who are still single, Cilla will play the dating game one more time. Who knows, this time they might actually find love!"

Possible returning 'Blind Date' contestants could include 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden - who went on the programme in 1990 before she found fame - and TV presenter Jenni Falconer was looking for a man in 1994.

The TV special 'The One And Only Cilla Black' will be hosted by Paul O'Grady and will show her return to her home city of Liverpool as she recalls her early career as a singer and her friendships with The Beatles and other musicians.

Cilla will also chat with many of her famous friends, such as Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins, about her life and career.

The 70-year-old star - who has three sons, Robert, Ben and Jack with her late husband-and-manager Bobby Willis and has two grandchildren Max and Alana - also hosted the hugely popular 'Surprise, Surprise' and 'The Moment of Truth' and at one point she was the highest-paid female star on television.

Holly Willoughby has since presented a revamped version of 'Surprise, Surprise' - which aims to fulfil wishes of members of the public.

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