Cilla Black to receive the first ever Royal Television Society Legends award

The beloved television personality will be celebrated for her four decades of entertainment.

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by Closer staff |
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Cilla Black rose to fame with the single "Anyone Who had a Heart", which shot to number 1 making her one of the biggest selling female artists of the 60's.

But that's not how most people know her. For the majoirty, we'll remember Cilla as the smiling face of Blind Date.

Since 1968, Cilla has been gracing our TV screens, starting with eight seasons of Cilla on the BBC before moving to ITV for Cilla's Comedy Six.

Come the 80's, Black became known for hosting such entertainment game shows as Surprise, Surprise, Blind Date and The Moment of Truth.

She has been named Britain's Top Female Comedy Star by the Writer's Guild of Great Britain and now has been similarly honoured by the Royal Television Society.

On December 5th the RTS Legends Lunch: In Conversations with Cilla Black OBE will be held at the Houses of Parliament. During the event Cilla will be presented with the first ever Legends Award to celebrate her years in the television industry.

We congratulate the lady that makes being so funny look so easy.

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