ITV biopic drama Cilla performed strongly on Monday night, drawing an average 6.7 million viewers.

Sheridan Smith’s star turn as the Sixties pop star appears to have been well received with the public.

Episode two next Monday will feature Cilla reuniting with Bobby and her confidence returned as she continues to dazzle crowds. The re-emergence of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein initially propels her career to new heights, but this is soon followed by an all-time low when her first record fails in the charts.


Watch a trailer for the next episode of Cilla: