The Liverpudlian entertainer died suddenly in 2015 and almost two years later her top Saturday night dating game is set to make a highly-anticipated revival.
However, Celebrity Big Brother's Biggins, who co-presented Surprise Surprise with the national treasure in 1984, has already panned the series before it’s made it on air.
“'Let’s bring back old-established things which were great because Cilla Black made them great.’ It’s very depressing,” he told The Sun.
“I don’t think they should do it. I won’t be watching it.”
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Blind Date was confirmed to be returning after 14 years off screens, making a move from ITV to Channel 5.
A vast array of names have been tipped to front the series, with Vicky Pattison, 29, emerging as firm favourite to replace the original matchmaker.
Black’s son Robert Willis has already given his seal of approval for the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! champion, suggesting she’ll make the show “sexier”.
Cilla and Biggins presented Surprise Surprise together in 1984
Cilla Black fronted Blind Date for 18 years until 2003 on ITV
“Vicky Pattison is funny and likeable. She is relatable. She can handle herself, she would be good,” he told the Mirror.
“Blind Date was a family show and ran on Saturday night at 7pm. They might go down that route or it might be a bit Ex On The Beach or Geordie Shore.
“They are great fun too and sometimes you have to update and be modern. As long as they capture the original’s sense of fun, I’m sure it will be great.”
Blind Date ran for 18 years on ITV from 1985 to 2003 until Black sensationally announced she would be retiring from playing cupid live on air.