Wal­liams draws Blank for one-off

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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’

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