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Vodka_Drinka 04-12-2012 10:01

Is Cilla Black the most unpleasant person in showbiz?
 
Does anyone have anything good to say about Ms Black? There are several threads on DS asking about the rudest celebrities people have ever met and Cilla's name comes up more than anyone else and none of it is positive, in fact she sounds thoroughly vile and unpleasant. I'd love to know what her problem is? And it's not like she's anything special either, very plain when she was younger and a voice that sounds like a cat being strangled.

I always remember my mum refusing to watch Blind Date or Surprise Surprise because she disliked Cilla so much, guess she was right about her all along eh?

chas smash 04-12-2012 10:24

Totally agree,disgrace of a human being.No manners what to speak of.Full of own self importance,and this is from personal experience.

sheila blige 04-12-2012 10:59

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Originally Posted by Vodka_Drinka (Post 62758552)
Does anyone have anything good to say about Ms Black? There are several threads on DS asking about the rudest celebrities people have ever met and Cilla's name comes up more than anyone else and none of it is positive, in fact she sounds thoroughly vile and unpleasant. I'd love to know what her problem is? And it's not like she's anything special either, very plain when she was younger and a voice that sounds like a cat being strangled.

I always remember my mum refusing to watch Blind Date or Surprise Surprise because she disliked Cilla so much, guess she was right about her all along eh?

She was not very pleasant even before she was famous (I've never met her but a few of my relatives have - back in the early 60's).

hello.member 04-12-2012 11:01

:eek: I had no idea she was like this

dorydaryl 04-12-2012 11:52

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Originally Posted by Vodka_Drinka (Post 62758552)
Does anyone have anything good to say about Ms Black? There are several threads on DS asking about the rudest celebrities people have ever met and Cilla's name comes up more than anyone else and none of it is positive, in fact she sounds thoroughly vile and unpleasant. I'd love to know what her problem is? And it's not like she's anything special either, very plain when she was younger and a voice that sounds like a cat being strangled.

I always remember my mum refusing to watch Blind Date or Surprise Surprise because she disliked Cilla so much, guess she was right about her all along eh?

Are you sure you're in the right place? :confused:
Cilla is well-loved, here on DS. Quite an icon, in fact!;)................










....Erm, well-loved as in 'the name that always crops up first when vile celebs is the topic du jour'...:p

Personally, I can't stand her. Never could.

80sfan 04-12-2012 11:56

Ms Black really does sound a real monster

MJS 04-12-2012 12:01

Never having met Ms.Black nor seen her shows, nor having any wish to do so, then I have no idea whether she's pleasant or unpleasant.

robertaloud30 04-12-2012 12:19

she wasn't too nice about Carol Vorderman lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4bhpn9nYtk

Agent Krycek 04-12-2012 13:38

I know this is the Daily Wail, but it does tie in with the very many stories that float around about Ms Black

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...ice-think.html

Slojo 04-12-2012 13:50

Was unfortunate enough to actually meet her outside of her "work" and yes she is very unpleasant.

Phoenix Lazarus 04-12-2012 13:51

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Originally Posted by Slojo (Post 62761329)
Was unfortunate enough to actually meet her outside of her "work" and yes she is very unpleasant.

Pray tell.

Eurostar 04-12-2012 13:54

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Originally Posted by sheila blige (Post 62759097)
She was not very pleasant even before she was famous (I've never met her but a few of my relatives have - back in the early 60's).

That I can well believe. Usually people who were nice to start with will remain nice after they become famous.

80sfan 04-12-2012 13:56

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Originally Posted by Agent Krycek (Post 62761186)
I know this is the Daily Wail, but it does tie in with the very many stories that float around about Ms Black

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...ice-think.html

This article just shows this nasty woman for the person she really is

woot_whoo 04-12-2012 14:00

Wasn't there a story some years back about a contestant on Blind Date who went public to claim that ol' Cilla had virtually reduced her to tears via nasty, dismissive behaviour once the cameras stopped rolling?

IzzyS 04-12-2012 14:11

Was it Cilla who went on a rant on I think Room 101 a few years back, about people having camera phones and invading celebrities privacy, since someone took a photo of her sleeping on a train and it ended up in the papers? she seemed seriously rattled about it at the time. I think that was Cilla(?). I used to do a mean Surprise, Surprise impersonation hehe :D

Vodka_Drinka 04-12-2012 14:15

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Originally Posted by Agent Krycek (Post 62761186)
I know this is the Daily Wail, but it does tie in with the very many stories that float around about Ms Black

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...ice-think.html

Never seen that before, but she sounds deluded and up he own behind. I know all celebs will have good days and bad days but it sounds like Cilla only has bad days. What I find unforgivable are the stories of her refusing to talk to staff in shops and getting her PA to speak on her behalf, or her refusal to talk to to work men doing work on her home. Seriously, who the **** does she think she is?

Anna.Nuttall 04-12-2012 14:20

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...X-Factor.html#

Had she been born 50 years later, Black’s girl-next-door looks and chirpy charm would have been more likely to turn her into a cheesy reality star than someone who rubbed shoulders with the coolest names in music and, with this in mind, it’s a relief that Black isn’t a snob about talent shows – in fact, she loves them. “I’d be first in the queue for X Factor now, oh yeah!” she says. “That is totally my personality – and I would have won it as well.”

gaz141 04-12-2012 14:21

wasn't she voted worst celeb by BA cabin crew a few years back?

conchie 04-12-2012 14:23

I remember coming across a great website where airline staff were listing all the rudest celebs and nicest celebs they had ever dealt with on their flights... it really as a mine of great gossip !!!

At the top of the list for rudest cowbag ever born..... was Cilla. No one had a decent word to say about her. The most obnoxious full of herself rude bint anyone had ever come across.

Eurostar 04-12-2012 14:33

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Originally Posted by Anna.Nuttall (Post 62761800)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...X-Factor.html#

Had she been born 50 years later, Black’s girl-next-door looks and chirpy charm would have been more likely to turn her into a cheesy reality star than someone who rubbed shoulders with the coolest names in music and, with this in mind, it’s a relief that Black isn’t a snob about talent shows – in fact, she loves them. “I’d be first in the queue for X Factor now, oh yeah!” she says. “That is totally my personality – and I would have won it as well.”

She really became famous through her connections though and not so much her talent (even though she had a decent enough voice in the 60s). She knew The Beatles and it was they who introduced her to Brian Epstein and persuaded him to sign her.....without that connection, it's highly unlikely she would ever have become famous.

Anna.Nuttall 04-12-2012 14:38

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Originally Posted by Eurostar (Post 62761988)
She really became famous through her connections though and not so much her talent (even though she had a decent enough voice in the 60s). She knew The Beatles and it was they who introduced her to Brian Epstein and persuaded him to sign her.....without that connection, it's highly unlikely she would ever have become famous.

I heard that Paul hate her and hasn't spoken to her for years.

Kiko H Fan 04-12-2012 14:40

A friend of mine has done charity work and says that Barbara Windsor is not very nice at all.
On the other hand, June Brown helped with their charity work and was absolutely fabulous.

sheila blige 04-12-2012 14:42

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Originally Posted by Eurostar (Post 62761391)
That I can well believe. Usually people who were nice to start with will remain nice after they become famous.

You can usually judge a person by the company they keep - so as much as I think I'd like Paul O'Grady in person - I have the feeling that he'd be a MASSIVE disappointment in real life - as 'Cilla' is one of his best mates.

sheila blige 04-12-2012 14:43

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Originally Posted by Anna.Nuttall (Post 62762052)
I heard that Paul hate her and hasn't spoken to her for years.

I never cared much for Paul McCartney until I saw your post! He's gone up a thousand-fold (if its true).

Eurostar 04-12-2012 14:48

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Originally Posted by sheila blige (Post 62762098)
You can usually judge a person by the company they keep - so as much as I think I'd like Paul O'Grady in person - I have the feeling that he'd be a MASSIVE disappointment in real life - as 'Cilla' is one of his best mates.

It's a very good point. Anyone who has horrible close friends is invariably a horrible person themselves (otherwise they would be repulsed by the behaviour of their mates and would want nothing to do with them).


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