Dale Winton Misses Funeral Of ‘True, Loyal Friend' Cilla Black, Leaving Fans Asking ‘Where's Dale?'

Fans Ask 'Where's Dale?' As TV Star Misses Funeral of 'Loyal' Friend Cilla

Whilst many of Cilla Black’s famous friends attended her funeral on Thursday, some fans couldn’t help but notice that Dale Winton, one of her nearest and dearest, was a no-show.

Dale’s absence comes just weeks after he told ITV News that he was "too upset" to talk on camera about the 'Blind Date' presenter's death, but went on to say he had lost a "true, trusted and loyal friend".

“She was a true ‘star’ and a genuine national icon. My thoughts and best wishes are with her beloved boys and family.”

Dale and Cilla were close friends

Tom Jones, Paul O’Grady, Carol Vorderman, Christopher Biggins and Cliff Richard all attended the service at St. Mary’s Church in Liverpool, but fans were left asking ‘where’s Dale?’ when the TV presenter didn't turn up.

Not that Dale was the only notable friend of Cilla who didn’t make it to the funeral, as another fan pointed out...

Dale was last seen hosting ‘The National Lottery: In It To Win It’ back in April, but his return to the BBC show had many viewers raising their concerns for the host.

Worried viewers took to Twitter after the 59-year-old presenter appeared to stumble over his words, with others voicing their concerns that he didn’t "look well".

Such was the level of concern, that ‘Dale Winton’ started trending on the social media site.

We have contacted Dale’s agent for comment.

Paul O'Grady

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