Some stray thoughts; mostly pop and old British television drama, bits of memoir perhaps. Admittedly, her lorra lorra s incarnation as the face of LWT on Surprise Surprise and Blind Date might cast a retrospective shadow, but you only really need to listen to the records to forget that. Amongst stupider people, she seems to be condemned for the sin of not being Dusty Springfield, as if to admit the one into the rock canon, she had to have an obviously inferior rival.
But, for me, Cilla Black was and always will be the queen of block-coloured skirt suits, a sliding screen, a saxophone-heavy theme song and a little curtsey as she walked to the bottom of those famous pink steps.
I am a child of Blind Date. But the Saturday nights of my childhood were poured out between two absolute foundations: Gladiators and Blind Date. I learnt most of what I know about dating from one of them and the other featured Cilla Black.
Everybody loves innuendos and bad puns Give a Blind Date contestant the merest whisper of an opportunity and they would always, always, manage to mine it for some rich seam of smut and filth. Tell them you like gardening?
So it was in Blind Date and so it is in life. A whole weekend is a bit intense for a first date Remember how the occasional Blind Date couple would win an all-expenses-paid trip to Gran Canaria or Barbados?
Well, the same is very much true of non-Blind Dates too. I once went on a two-day road trip with a man I barely knew and, by the end of the weekend, was genuinely considering pushing my foot into a piece of farm machinery so I could go home.
And not just because he asked me if I believed in dragons. Go for a drink. The audience may have wolf-whistled and honked the hunk of the trio, poured into one of those ridiculously high stools behind the screen, but it was the funny one who often got picked. The one with a sprinkling of shared interests.
Families, grandmothers, single men cleaning out their drill bits, bored nurses on the renal ward, teenagers eating Doritos in Stourbridge and flatmates sitting uncomfortably on their sagging sofa bed. The Great British public loved Blind Date like a fever. Which meant that, even at the tender age of eight, I learnt that people will ask you incredibly invasive questions about who you fancy and what you want.
Because, when it comes to dating, discretion is the better part of valour. Nobody looks good on a high stool The squashed testicles, the nervously crossed knees, the straining gussets and ill-judged buttons — sitting on a high stool is the dating equivalent of trying to eat a banana underwater — unnecessarily hard, unflattering and extremely unsexy.
And leave the highchairs for children. We can all give people an insurmountable series of hurdles to get over.
We can all pick apart a stranger out of insecurity and low self-esteem. But, sometimes, if you really do want to be happy, you have to allow somebody in. And to do that, you need to listen to your flame-haired, warm-hearted auntie Cilla when she tells you: She knew about fun.
She knew about adventure, attraction and acceptance. And the world, not to mention Saturday nights on ITV, is a less lovely place without her. You might also be interested in:Cilla Black dies at the age of 12 of her best songs.
Before Blind Date and Surprise Surprise, Cilla topped the pop charts. Blind Date hostess Cilla Black was last night branded a "bitch" by a pretty contestant. Blonde Debbie Kavanagh also claimed that Cilla's crew fiddled expenses and spent most of the time boozing.
Last night Who else CRIED like a baby when she started talking about losing her daughter and then when she talked of losing her husband Bobby?
Im not a big Cilla fan (her voice is hideous imo) though loved her on Blind Date in the 90s but man I was blubbing away.
Best Sketch Shows From the UK; Movie/TV Quotes That Became Memes; Mr. Bean finds himself as a contestant on a TV show called 'Blind Date'. Among two other men, can Mr.
Bean win a blind date with the beautiful Tracy. Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Cilla Black, Barbara Durkin. Legendary singer and Blind Date host Cilla Black sadly passed away in But her memory very much lives on. Her son Robert Willis joins us to talk about the new release of Cilla songs ‘Cilla with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’.
And the British public listened, making this the best-selling single by a British woman and making Cilla Black a star. And there’s the trouble. On paper the story of the hat-check girl turned pop star is wonderful, in the real world it ends up at Blind Date, which of course as a sensitive boy I despised.