Willoughby to host relaunched Surprise, Surprise
Holly Willoughby is set to become the new Cilla Black - she's signed on to host a revamped version of Surprise, Surprise.
Classic Blind Date presenter Black originally fronted the feel good programme from 1984 until it was axed in 2001.
Now TV bosses are bringing it back to put a "modern twist" on the series with Willoughby taking on Black's job, according to The Sun.
A source tells the newspaper, "Surprise Surprise was a big hit when it aired in the '80s and '90s and viewers remember it fondly.
"We'll be updating the show and giving it a modern twist but the essence will still be the same."
The format will still include practical jokes and will feature uplifting lifestyle segments, such as family reunions.
The source adds, "Some of the best episodes were when we reunited family members who hadn't seen each other for decades, so we'll hopefully be doing that again."
It is not yet clear whether original stars Black, Christopher Biggins and Bob Carolgees will take part in the reboot.
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