Night with Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 17 December 2004, BBC ONE
Showbiz legend Cilla Black looks back on her
long career when she meets Jonathan Ross in the penultimate show
of his current series this Friday.
She talks about her plastic surgery which she had at
the age of 25 when she appeared in the movie Work Is A Four-Letter Word.
"I'd fallen over and had a bump on my nose. I
saw my nose in vistavision and it was not good. I went to the same guy
who did Audrey Hepburn's [only cost] a couple of grand."
And she might consider more: "Anne Robinson, tell
me who did the gob girl, I want one too!"
She also reveals she's happy now in her private life:
"I've never felt better. It's only in the last ten months I've
really enjoyed being single."
On having a four-month-old grandson: "He's really
heavy, I've been taking weightlifting lessons so I can keep hold of
And her next business venture, a nightclub: "I
might sing one or two numbers a week."
Cilla's latest TV incarnation is Cilla Live this Sunday
on Living TV.
"I'm used to doing live shows but this is two
hours, the most I've done [before] is one hour, [this is] a feel-good
Christmas show, making dreams come true. I've got a big surprise for
one of my mates."
Looking back at the heyday of variety shows in the
Sixties and Seventies, she says: "I don't think people have the
time to do that kind of show today. It took five days' rehearsal, it
was all live. We have the talent now, we just don't nurture it."
Jonathan also talks to movie-making legend Martin
Scorsese, whose latest film The Aviator opens in London at the end
of the month and nationwide in January.
And he welcomes to the show comedian and actor Johnny
Vegas, who returns to TV next month in a BBC THREE comedy drama
series, Ideal, and whose new film The Libertine also stars Johnny Depp.
"You want to go back and tell women that he's
a git, [but] he's really nice, he doesn't try and be anything that he
And next year he will also star in a new Channel 4 series,
Johnny's World (w.t.): "We'll be doing a bit of Trisha, but only
non-solvable problems. You can't picture it in your head, that's the
trouble with genius!"
The show was conceived by Chris Evans who Johnny says
is a lightweight drinking buddy.
"He's not as good at drinking. He has this lovely
knack of sneaking off. Two week later you find out he's in Barbados."
And there's music from The Beautiful South.