Where you nervous about reliving your youth on TV?
Not really. I told it like it was. My late husband Bobby would have been kinder and told a different story, but I was a bitch then!
Is there anything you would have changed?
Not really. I could smell the 60s and of course Sheridan Smith was fabulous. I watched her in Mrs Biggs and I thought, “how the hell is she going to play me?” But she got it spot on.
Did your family watch the series together?
No, I watched it on my own. It was emotional, particularly when I sang Don’t Answer Me because Bobby and I were split up at the time.
Why does Cilla deserve the Bafta?
Because of Jeff Pope’s incredible writing and the amazing casting of Sheridan. As my agent said, it’s the best show I’ve never done!
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Why you should vote for the other House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards Radio Times Audience Award nominees…
Alan Sugar on EastEnders
Gareth Malone on Game of Thrones
Alan Johnson on The Great British Bake Off
Judy Murray on Strictly Come Dancing
Fergal Keane on The Missing
Bettany Hughes on Sherlock