But TV host doesn't want to do long hours

Cilla Black says she’s been approached to star in Coronation Street.

But the Blind Date legend has turned down the offers because she doesn’t want a heavy workload.

‘They have asked me to join the show,’ says Cilla.

‘It’s not their first approach – they have asked me several times. I love Corrie, but I keep saying no.

‘I couldn’t cope with all the hours they do. It’s really hard work.’

But Cilla, 66, hasn’t ruled out making a brief appearance on the famous cobbles.

‘It would be nice to do a cameo,’ she tells the Daily Mirror.

‘But even Ian McKellen worked long hours when he did it for a while.’