The One and Only (TV programme)

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The One and Only
Presented byDes O'Connor (2012)
Paul O'Grady (2013, 2015)
StarringDes O'Connor (2012)
Cilla Black (2013, 2015)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Original networkITV, STV, UTV
Picture format576i (PAL)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release8 April 2012 –
4 August 2015
Related showsITV Specials
External links

The One and Only... is a British entertainment show, celebrating some of Britain's best loved stars from the world of entertainment. The first show aired on 8 April 2012 and was presented by Des O'Connor. The second aired on 16 October 2013, which was presented by Paul O'Grady, starred the comedian's good friend, Cilla Black.

This series format could be considered a successor to ITV's long running similar series "An Audience With...", also featuring guest celebrity appearances.


Episode viewing figures from BARB.[1] Viewing figures do not include numbers from ITV HD or ITV +1.

# Date aired Starring Total viewers
ITV weekly rank
8 April 2012 Des O'Connor 3.56 20
16 October 2013 Cilla Black 4.02 17
4 August 2015 3.23 12

Des O'Connor[edit]

The One and Only Des O'Connor was aired on 8 April 2012.[2] The show was presented by O'Connor and featured guests including Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Michelle Keegan, Katherine Kelly, Matt Lucas, Paul O'Grady and Robert Lindsay.[3]

Cilla Black[edit]

The One and Only Cilla Black aired on 16 October 2013 and was hosted by Paul O'Grady. There were a number of guests who appeared in the episode including Christopher Biggins, Amanda Holden, Ringo Starr, Alison Moyet and Katie Melua.

Following Black's death on 1 August 2015, this episode was repeated on ITV on 4 August 2015.[4][5] However, this was a specially adapted version of the episode and featured a tribute to Black from O'Grady.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio Times". RadioTimes.
  3. ^ "Bradley Walsh".
  4. ^ Tara Conlan. "Cilla Black tribute to air on ITV". the Guardian.
  5. ^ "ITV is airing a special tribute to Cilla Black on Tuesday night". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ "Paul O'Grady reacts to good friend Cilla Black's death: "She's like my sister"". Digital Spy.
  7. ^ Adam Miller. "ITV honor Cilla Black with special documentary tonight".