ENTERTAINMENT

Tom Jones ‘Set To Get The Cilla Treatment’ With ITV Drama

'He's TV gold and everyone knows it.'

05/03/2017 10:45 GMT

Sir Tom Jones’s life story could be the topic of a new ITV drama, following the success of their 2014 ‘Cilla’ miniseries.

Sheridan Smith won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Cilla Black in the show, and bosses are now reportedly considering a similar drama, focussing on Tom’s decades in showbusiness.

NBC via Getty Images
Sir Tom Jones
Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images
Tom Jones in the 1960s

Tom’s life would certainly lend itself well to a drama, and he’s seen a lot during his years in the entertainment industry.

‘Cilla’ focussed on her rise to fame and early days as a cloakroom worker in the Cavern Club, but bosses would have plenty to choose from if making a programme about Tom.

In the last year alone, he has been through a lot, and openly spoke about his struggle to cope following the death of his wife Melinda in April 2016.

In his first public appearance after her death, he reflected: “We had a solid marriage that nothing could shake and we both felt that.

“I felt very lucky to have fallen in love at an early age. We were teenagers. We fell in love, not just in lust. A lot of teenagers fall in lust and then it doesn’t last. But we knew this thing was forever, for as long as we would be alive. That’s how strong the marriage was.”

More recently, he’s played down rumours that he’s dating Priscilla Presley, and admitted that he’s not sure rocker Elvis would approve.

10 Epic Tom Jones Performances