19/03/2017 09:46 GMT

Paul O'Grady Praised By Cilla Black's Son, Following 'Blind Date' Presenting Announcement

'He thinks for himself, like my mum.'

Cilla Black’s son has voiced his support for Paul O’Grady, following the news that he’ll be presenting the new series of ‘Blind Date’.

After much speculation about who would be replacing the late presenter when ‘Blind Date’ returns to our screens on Channel 5, it was confirmed earlier this week that her close friend, Paul O’Grady, had bagged the job.

Speaking about producers’ decision, Cilla’s son Robert has said he thinks giving the job to Paul was the right move, telling The Mirror he thinks it’s what his mum would have wanted.

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Paul O'Grady
Cilla Black in the glory days of 'Blind Date'

Paul will be joined on the show by ‘I’m A Celebrity’ winner-turned-presenter Vicky Pattison, who Robert had previously been supportive of when it was first reported in the press that she was in the running for the job.

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Cilla Black and her son in 2014
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