Cilla Black eating an orange covered in oxo cubes is probably the weirdest thing you’ll see all day (Picture: FilmMagic/BBC)
An unearthed clip of Cilla Black starring in a BBC food series back in 2006 has resurfaced online and it’s caused quite the frenzy among fans.
You see, Cillia is bizarrely eating an orange that has Oxo cubes sprinkled all over it.
Yup, it’s an interesting snack, but one Cilla – who passed away in 2015 – apparently used to love chowing down on after accidentally coming up with the, err, not-so-appetising snack when she was little.
She explains in the clip that she was so eager to eat both the orange and the Oxo cube, she decided to merge the two and, before you know it, she’s found her new fave.
‘I helped myself to an orange, and I helped myself to an Oxo cube, I guess I was so eager to eat the orange and the Oxo that it all blended into one and I thought, “Ooh, I like this,”‘ she says in the clip.
All before eating the Oxo-covered orange (with the skin still on) on camera.
Oh the joys of the internet.
Since it was posted on Friday, the clip taken from BBC series Eating With… has racked up a huge 800,000 views and led to Radio 1 even encouraging its listeners to give Cilla’s weird delicacy a go for themselves.
In the video, Cilla bizarrely reveals that she was almost put-off her favourite snack when she realised she had actually eaten the beef stock cube on a Friday, which is the day, as a Catholic, she wasn’t allowed to eat meat.
Cilla came up with the outright bizarre snack when she was just a kid (Picture: BBC)
She was scared into going to confession by her neighbour and she reveals she lied to her priest – telling him she stopped eating her Oxo-orange when she realised it was Friday, she didn’t – meaning she had to go back and confess all over again.
In case you were wondering, she was given 10 Hail Marys and twice around the block.
Still canât believe Cilla Black ate oranges with Oxo cubes
— Jake Johnstone (@hijakejohnstone) May 27, 2020
im never gonna stop thinking about cilla eating that orange and oxo
— sakusa kiyoomi is an ariesð || acnhðå½¡ (@flameprincex) May 18, 2020
Watched a video earlier of cilla black saying how she ate oranges with oxo cubes rubbed on them and now i cant sleep
— ella (@ellardmnd) May 18, 2020
— Mrs Springsteen (@MrsSpringsteen2) May 14, 2020
Trying to sleep but all I can think about is Cilla Black enjoying a snack of oxo cube on an oranges
— Slutty Witch (@CharlieVivante) May 14, 2020
Of course, this was reflected in the clip by a very weird reconstruction of Cilla as a child in a confessional box and fans, quite rightly, couldn’t get their heads round it.
In fact, they can’t stop thinking about it.
‘Trying to sleep but all I can think about is Cilla Black enjoying a snack of oxo cube on an oranges,’ said one person on Twitter.
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Another had the same problem, tweeting: ‘Watched a video earlier of cilla black saying how she ate oranges with oxo cubes rubbed on them and now i cant sleep.’
‘im never gonna stop thinking about cilla eating that orange and oxo,’ tweeted another and, tbh, they’re probably right.
We can’t get it out of heads either.
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