Cilla Black passes.

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I wasnt one of her greatest fans, but it's a shame when anyone dies ahead of their time. I do have an issue with the media telling us that the whole country is in mourning.
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From another forum, she was the second most hated passenger on any commercial flight, the first being Naomi Campbell before you ask.
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Alan - nor me by along way. And I too have a problem with the media's wall to wall mourning on my account, but this is not the only example!!
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As Chas said. Jim Lincoln .7
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Newforest, As I and perhaps many others here don't know why, can you give us an example or two please. Jim. Lincoln .7
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Sad news when anyone dies that early. I can't say I liked much of what she did outside of singing, particularly in her later days when she became a tele 'host' but had spent so long living in Sunningdale or some other leafy London suburb that she'd lost her accent and developed a bizarre sound, as far removed from scouse as Glaswegian is. Moggy
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I have ... Cilla Black - she should be shot - quite possibly one of the most unpleasant individuals I have ever come across. EGHI is offline Report Post Reply Old 14th Nov 2007, 16:01 #5 (permalink) b747 flightboy Join Date: Apr 2002 Location: uk Posts: 51 i heard a similar thing about ms Black. Maybe she doesn't like flying. Or maybe she is just a brassy b!tch whose done well from a poor up bringing and forgets where she came from. Nice to hear lots of positives about other celebs. I had vinnie Jones on a flight a couple of years ago-real gent. b747 flightboy is offline Report Post Reply Old 14th Nov 2007, 16:04 #6 (permalink) sign-it-to-your-room Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: West Sussex Posts: 109 Lionel Ritchie Pamela Anderson Posh n Becks In that order. sign-it-to-your-room is offline Report Post Reply Old 14th Nov 2007, 16:25 #7 (permalink) aar4n5 Join Date: Nov 2006 Location: london Age: 32 Posts: 17 Ms Black You don't talk to Ms Black. Ms Black will talk to you. Ms Black only sits in 1A Ms Black will have some champagne now. Ms Black talks through a personal assistant. Vile bitch, rumour has it she was banned from BA for a while because of her attitiude to staff and excessive demands about seating. aar4n5 is offline Report Post Reply Old 14th Nov 2007, 16:26 #8 (permalink) pinkus Maybe not the right time to repeat but you asked! :D
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And set against the global eulogising a bit of balance does no harm.

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Don't want to turn this into a "Cilla Bashing" thread, but I did work with an electrician several years ago, who had been on Blind Date. He was less than complimentary towards her. Back stage she wasn't nice at all. Then I suppose you could say that about many celebs. I also knew a chap who had worked at Bruce Forsyth's house. He found him particularly nasty. They must have to put up with a lot of media intrusion though. Like Moggy said, her singing wasn't bad. Even when she was covering Dionne Warwick songs.
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Hi All, I am in the same frame of mind as most here shocked with her sudden demise, again like most on here also said very sad news when anybody passes on full stop. Never a big fan but have watched some of the tv she was involved in and the recent bio-Drama with Sheridan Smith(Cilla) along with Aneurin Barnard(Bobby) was a good story behind he star RIP Cilla:( Having said the above I always thought she was the antithesis of down to earth celebrity when meeting any fans or dealing with members of the public in general, or at least that was her image as far as I could gather. To read the negative above comments made me think I know everybody has a dark side but our Cilla ?:highly_amused: So I decided to do a quick check on the web and found the following about her dark side allegedly....:confused: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1767356 I get the distinct impression that this reporter did not like her one bit from this interview...:confused: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-444286/Surprise-Surprise--Cilla-nice-think.html All I can add is that the above is not meant as disrespectful to Ms Black but just as a bit of balance like Charlie said if you can call it that but on the whole everybody makes their own judgement if what they read is gospel good or bad...... Geoff.

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I recall an early edition of "Surprise! Surprise!" When she reunited a Lancaster bomber crew by the BBMF's Lanc. She asked the guest if he could still name his crew. He gave the names and she then asked him to turn around, and there they were. A meeting for the whole crew for the first time since the end of WW2. The guest was then invited for a flight on PA474, he asked Cilla to go with him and his ex-crew. Looking shocked, she flew in the mid-upper gun turret. So she did one useful thing in here life, and her singing in the early days wasn't that bad!
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Cilla Black was a monied chav before it was popular. Spoke like one of Mersey's finest but didn't live there for over forty years. Backed Thatcher and the Conservatives but claimed to still be Northern working class when it suited her. Treated anybody she believed to be beneath her as serfs, drowned herself in champagne and spent most of the year abroad. Rose up out of that sleazy music hall/impresario culture that also gave us most of the Yewtree hit list. Couldn't sing to any great degree, and even gave that up, instead making her millions from inane panel shows and Blind Date. Overpaid, over privileged, under talented and ungrateful. RIP. I wonder if Bruce Forsyth is next?

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So, you quite liked her then ? If she backed the best Prime minister we've ever had; Lady T, she'll do for me.
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Here comes another can of worms! :D
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Well, For once, "Surprise, Surprise" I agree with Meddle !! Jim. Lincoln .7

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It's a fairly safe bet none of you live in Buckinghamshire; in the years Cilla Black lived not far from this town, she worked tirelessly with local charities, raising money to buy scanners for the local hospitals. Anyway, normal service can now be resumed, and you small-minded people can continue with your destruction of yet another person's reputation; she was, after all, a "celebrity," and that makes her fair game for the great, jealous, British public.
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If she backed the best Prime minister we've ever had; Lady T, she'll do for me.
Cilla supposedly stated that Thatcher put the 'Great back into Britain'. I have absolutely no qualms with her backing any political party. However, you cannot maintain much credibility if you decide to back a political party one minute then claim to belong to a corner of society that vehemently opposes that same political party the next. It would be akin to her coming out in support of the Hillsborough families whilst penning a weekly column in the Sun. A tad clueless and insensitive. I think both Cilla and Margaret Thatcher lacked a certain degree of self awareness. In the case of the latter it made for a divisive leader with a very clear, unwavering political vision. In he case of the former it made for an unpleasant TV entertainer whose offstage personality lacked either the humour or the warmth that one would expect from such a character. Cilla clearly didn't see anything inherently hypocritical in her words and deeds. Is that a fair observation?
It's a fairly safe bet none of you live in Buckinghamshire; in the years Cilla Black lived not far from this town, she worked tirelessly with local charities, raising money to buy scanners for the local hospitals. Anyway, normal service can now be resumed, and you small-minded people can continue with your destruction of yet another person's reputation; she was, after all, a "celebrity," and that makes her fair game for the great, jealous, British public.
A personal friend? A few good deeds does not a good person make. Are you going to argue that Jimmy Savile was a tireless philanthropist whilst we are at it? Technically it is true, but you have to make one or two omissions! I trust she raised money for hospital equipment in Merseyside as well, right?

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So how well did you know her then ?

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It's a fairly safe bet none of you live in Buckinghamshire; in the years Cilla Black lived not far from this town, she worked tirelessly with local charities, raising money to buy scanners for the local hospitals. Anyway, normal service can now be resumed, and you small-minded people can continue with your destruction of yet another person's reputation; she was, after all, a "celebrity," and that makes her fair game for the great, jealous, British public.
I remember a very similar thread we had in July 2011 after Amy Winehouse had died. She too received her share of "No great loss!"; "Couldn't stand her!"; "No Talent at all!" etc, etc. Comments like these give us a clear picture of who we are dealing with here! Peter