|SURPRISE SURPRISE! IT’S CILLA HERE!|
When the news was announced that there would be a new Cilla Black single my dear old critic friend Queenie Le Trout proclaimed that ‘haven’t we suffered enough already!’ which seems a bit harsh on dear departed Cilla Black. Now I’m the first to admit that when our Cilla was at her howling highest it did grate a bit on my ears.
However when she sung mellow and soulfully she sounded fabulous. Anyway Sky News reported that ‘You’re Sensational, recorded in the 1970s as a follow-up to Cilla’s hit song Something Tells Me, has been found in storage.’ The track has a disco sound apparently and will be released five years after Black died aged 72 in Spain after suffering a stroke. The Merseyside star also became a much loved telly personality with her own BBC series Cilla in the sixties and seventies and LWT hits for ITV in the 80s and 90s such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise!
“I thought we had released everything there was to release.. So it was a real joy to find a complete unreleased track by my mother from the early 1970s. I think the fans will really enjoy hearing it for the first time as much as I did.” – son and manager Robert Willis
Dutch music producer Matt Pop has given Liverpool’s loudest lass a remix for the Valentine’s Day release.
|SHIRLEY BALLAS REMAINS STRICTLY UNPOPULAR|
Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas is discovering just how much Len Goodman was loved by viewers as his replacement is still getting hate mail and online abuse despite taking over from Len in 2017. You’d think the viewers would have mellowed to the change by now, but it seems that age old problem of while men can say critical things and its seen as that – a critique – women are seen as bitches for passing honest comments.
Shirley however isn’t letting it get her down and following a recent incident while appearing in pantomime in Teesside (that’s the North East to most of you) she took to social media to put those attacking her in their place.
“As we know, I had quite a lot of bullying on Strictly this time, and my inbox on Instagram was full of horrific and horrendous messages, but this has gone a step further now. I’ve had a hand-delivered message… hand-delivered to the [Darlington] Hippodrome, addressed to me, with not such nice comments or words.
“My message for young people, or anybody out there who receives awful messages or hate mail or things from people that don’t know them, the issue is the other person’s, it’s not so much ours, even though I do find it quite upsetting when I’ve been out there performing, and then I read something like this from someone who doesn’t even know me.
“The message out there is to be strong going into 2020, really, really love yourself and don’t be fazed by the bullies.”
Ballas had previously spoken on BBC Breakfast about problems with online bulling during the 2019 series of Strictly, that she said was the ‘worst ever’ since joining the programme three years ago.
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