I have to agree with you having read it..the writer had no intention of liking her.also why would Cilla run in and hug a complete stranger??
Much as I can't abide Cilla, I also agree. Seems like the journalist definitely had preconceptions. However, she might have felt so uncomfortable with Cilla and her entourage that she gave it a bit more welly than she would have done had the encounter been more amicable both ways.