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Cilla Black 'Frightened' To Stay At Her Villa In The Costa Del Sol Alone After Fire Causes Damage To Property

18/07/2014 11:57 BST | Updated 18/07/2014 11:59 BST

Cilla Black has been left ‘frightened’ by a fire that caused damage to her villa in Spain’s Costa del Sol last month.

The TV personality says one of her neighbours spotted the blaze, which started in the hedges outside the property while she was back in the UK.

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Cilla told The Mirror: “All the hedges have gone at the front of the house. A Good Samaritan - a neighbour opposite - saw these flames at three o’clock in the morning.

“I have management over there and a gardener, but I could’ve been in the house when it happened.”

The former ‘Surprise, Surprise’ presenter went on to admit that she’s worried about going back to the property, where she usually stays in the month of August, but has said she has to overcome her fears and fly over earlier so she can oversee repairs

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She added: “What frightens me most is being on my own - I don’t stay there on my own.

“I’ve got to go to Spain, it’s got to be done, to get over being frightened, the longer I leave it , the worse it’s going to be.”

Despite the ‘frightening’ incident, this is a very exciting time in Cilla’s career, after the star was honoured with a ‘Special Award’ at the Baftas earlier this year.

Meanwhile, a forthcoming biopic about her humble beginnings in Liverpool is also in the making, with Sheridan Smith in the leading role.

Speaking about the casting recently, Cilla said: “I'm so excited. She's such an incredible actress.”

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