Liverpool says goodbye to Cilla

The city of Liverpool has said goodbye to Liverpool at her funeral in the city this afternoon.

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IN PICTURES: Cilla Black funeral guests arrive

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Guests and mourners have arrived for Cilla Black's funeral which begins at 1pm this afternoon.

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Tom Jones reportedly flew back from abroad to be in Liverpool to say goodbye to Cilla. He described Cilla as a "person who loved people" and " a working class girl made good".

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An emotional Jimmy Tarbuck said he "would have walked here" to be at Cilla's final farewell. He said his "heart bleeds for the her sons".

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Also among the mourners were Les Dennis and Carol Vorderman.

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Singer Gerry Marsden was also there to say goodbye.

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Paul O'Grady, who will give a eulogy at the funeral, described Cilla as his "best friend".

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Earlier Christopher Biggins said Cilla would have loved seeing the tributes on the streets from the people of Liverpool.

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The service takes place at St. Mary's Church in Woolton from 1pm and is being streamed live on the ITV Granada and ITV National websites.

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