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Saturday 3 December 2016

First Blind Date married couple praise TV 'fairy godmother'

Alex and Sue Tatham, with their children Charlie (six months) and Emily (two-and-a-half)
Alex and Sue Tatham, with their children Charlie (six months) and Emily (two-and-a-half)

The first couple to meet and get married on Blind Date have said they will always remember Cilla Black with great affection.

Alex and Sue Tatham (left), who were introduced by their televisual "fairy godmother" on the dating show 28 years ago, said they would "never have met" if it was not for Black.

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Speaking on BBC, Mr and Mrs Tatham said that despite their slow-burning relationship, Black always asked: "Do I hear wedding bells?"

After being matched up the pair were sent on a date to a medieval banquet in Bunratty Castle in Co Clare.

Black and her husband Bobby attended the wedding - which was broadcast on ITV the following day to 18 million people.

Mr Tatham said: "She always kept in touch.

"I feel a star has gone out. She was part of our lives for 28 years."

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