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Cilla Black tribute film to be aired over Christmas

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Cilla Black tribute film to be aired over Christmas

ITV will reportedly broadcast a tribute to Cilla Black at Christmas.

The programme will honour the showbiz legend - who passed away earlier this year after suffering a fall at her Spanish home - and will feature unseen footage of the star accompanied by commentary from her celebrity pals Christopher Biggins, Sir Cliff Richard and Paul O' Grady who will share their personal memories.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Cilla's death was one of the biggest showbiz events of 2015 and this new programme will honour her career in the best way possible.

"ITV expect millions to tune in - and it is likely to be a real tear-jerker for her fans."

The tribute is believed to have been created with the blessing of her three sons Robert, 45, Jack, 35, and Ben, 41.

Cilla's television career was mainly showcased on ITV, including the hugely popular shows 'Blind Date' and 'Surprise Surprise'.

The Liverpudlian's funeral was also broadcast on television and saw touching tributes from Sir Cliff, Christopher and Paul.

Cliff said at the time: "I'm not sure what to say because I can't think of Cilla in a past tense."

The film is expected to be shown during prime time Christmas television with a release date yet to be confirmed.