Walliams draws Blank for one-off
CLASSIC game show Blankety Blank is returning for a one off special – with David Walliams as host.
ITV has confirmed that it will be making a Christmas episode of the show, 14 years after it was last on air.
Blankety Blank was previously presented by Terry Wogan from 1979 until 1983 and Les Dawson until 1990.
Paul O’Grady and his alter-ego Lily Savage revived the show on the BBC in 1997, before it moved to ITV for a year in 2001.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Walliams, 45, said that he hoped the Christmas special would introduce the show to younger fans.
“I have some very big shoes to fill as presenter of Blankety Blank, I loved Terry Wogan and Les Dawson as a child, and Paul O’Grady was absolutely hilarious,” Walliams ( above) said.
Peter Davey, ITV’s head of comedy entertainment, said: “David Walliams is the perfect host for this, he’ll bring his comedic talents and warm personality to the show.” THE word ‘dalek’ is Croation for ‘far-away thing’