ITV_logo_2013_1200Classic TV gameshow Blankety Blank is returning to screens for a one off ITV Christmas special, the broadcaster confirmed today.

Previously hosted by Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Lily Savage, the game sees two contestants compete head to head to match the answers of six celebrity panellists to fill in a series of blank statements.

The winner goes through to the much-loved Supermatch game which, in the original run, was famed for prizes so underwhelming that Wogan and Dawson would often mock them.

This year’s special will be presented by David Walliams and marks the show’s first return to screens in 14 years.
“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. I hope I can bring this much loved show to life for a new generation” said Walliams.
“Blankety Blank is a much loved classic game show and this Christmas special on ITV will delight fans of the original whilst bringing it to life for a whole new generation,” said Peter Davey, ITV’s Head of Comedy Entertainment.
“David Walliams is the perfect host for this, he’ll bring his comedic talents and warm personality to the show.”