Christopher Biggins: Cilla Black was 'very jolly'
Christopher Biggins says Cilla Black seemed "very jolly" when they last spoke 10 days ago.
The TV legend sadly passed away aged 72 this weekend but her close pal Christopher has claimed that although she wasn't in the best of health, Cilla still seemed upbeat during their final phone call.
He said: "She had a problem with her hearing and a little problem with her knees.
"When I spoke to her 10 days ago she seemed very jolly.
"This year has been quite tough with her health-wise."
The 66-year-old actor had been arranging to meet up with the 'Blind Date' host in the near future before her shock death.
He told ITV's 'This Morning': "I spoke to her a week ago and she told me she was going to Spain. She had a bit of arthritis but the painkillers were working.
"She said, 'Let's meet in September when I get back', and she said, 'Why don't you and Neil come to Barbados after the pantomime?' So we planned things."
Christopher also admitted that he thinks Cilla never really came to terms with the death of her husband Bobby Willis in 1999.
He said: "She did love him so much."
Speaking on 'Good Morning Britain', he shared: "In a way now she's there with Bobby and she's having a glass of champagne and saying, 'Good luck', to us all."