Cilla Black: 'I Got The ‘Blind Date' Job After Being Told I Was The Most Sexless Presenter On TV'

Cilla Black has revealed the not-so-flattering motive behind TV producers’ decision to make her the host of the classic dating show ‘Blind Date’.

The Liverpudlian has also explained how she pushed to get the show, which is based on an Australian programme, on UK television.

Cilla Black

Cilla was then told by Alan Boyd - who later produced the show - that the show’s strong sexual connotations would prevent it from getting past the Independent Broadcasting Authority.

The Liverpool-born star is also the focus of an upcoming TV drama, which sees Sheridan Smith take on the lead role.

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