These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright AP Image caption Cilla Black never got over the death of her late husband Bobby, friends said Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend.
User Reviews Fun-filled, energetic, funny and cheerful dating game that stopped at least 8 years after it needed to! I was very sad when I heard in the New Year of the show would stop in the near future.
It stopped because Cilla Black born in was getting on and was getting bored of presenting it. I hoped that she'd reconsider but now, as I am a lot older and wiser, I personally don't blame her!
Her own life at that time was tragic and all the rowing, playing away and unsuccessful dates between the contestants were probably getting on her nerves - Well done, Cilla! So, there are many reasons why it was long past its sell-by-date: The dates usually turned out to be nothing but disasters leading to major rows!
It looked like a chat show where unhappy people argue. The couples who never got on used to play games on each other and have affairs with other people, who were usually natives. All these things must've been heartbreaking and actually unhealthy for the contestants, let alone Cilla who was in her 60s at the time of "Blind Date"'s permanent end.
I did like sitting in the lounge on a Saturday night with a takeaway and watch this fun-filled, but somewhat stale game show hosted by the legendary Saturday night hostess.
Well, nothing lasts forever - it can't last forever, even TV Programs. Was this review helpful to you?Blind Date is a British dating game show first produced by London Weekend Television. An unscreened pilot was made with comic Duncan Norvelle as presenter  but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise.
Cilla Black, who died today at the age of 72, was known to millions as a premier TV presenter. But before her on-screen career, Cilla Black was a legitimate pop phenomenon.
Signed by Brian Epstein. Nov 30, · With Cilla Black, Graham Skidmore, Paul O'Grady, Melanie Sykes.
A dating series in which members of the public choose from three contestants for a blind date on the basis of answers to questions posed by them/10(). VIDEO: Watch the New Promo for the Cilla Black & Rebecca Ferguson duet of “Anyone Who Had A Heart” Cilla’s Original Hits Reimagined with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra tour dates for ‘CILLA – The Musical’.
In , Cilla Black joined the dubious company of Richard Nixon and Edward VIII in quitting their posts live on air. Admittedly, Nixon and Edward VIII’s posts were a tad more venerated than that of the presenter of ‘Blind Date’, but nonetheless, Cilla did indeed join their ranks when she made.
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