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.
Speaking to the Guardian, Cilla detailed how the show developed, stating: "’Blind Date’ was based on an Australian show called ‘Perfect Match’, which I first saw when I was on tour there.
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.