Blankety Blank is said to be making a comeback after 18 years with The Chase star Bradley Walsh at the helm.
Reports claim that the show has been picked up by the BBC with bosses ‘commissioning a top-secret pilot’ – and we couldn’t be any more excited.
‘Bradley is honoured to be following in the footsteps of such great presenters and TV legends. It’s a lot of pressure reviving such a well-loved format but Bradley’s up for it,’ a source told The Mirror.
‘If the pilot goes well – and everyone expects it will be a roaring success – a full series will follow.’
The comedy quiz game first landed on our screens in 1979, seeing Sir Terry Wogan front the iconic series.
He was later replaced by Les Dawson, who took over the presenting duties between 1983 and 1990, while Paul O’Grady hosted the revival in 1997 as the drag queen Lily Savage.
The aim of the game saw a member of the public guess the missing word to a sentence, trying to replicate the same answer as six celebrity guests.
They would gain a point for each answer matched with the celebrities – seeing them win a silver Blankety Blank cheque book and pen.
Over the years the show has pulled in a whole host of familiar faces, including Michael Barrymore, Declan Donnelly, Barbara Windsor and Denise Welch.
Even Sir Tom Moore, who rose to fame during the pandemic after raising more than £32 million for the NHS, appeared on the show for it’s Christmas special in 1983.
Although he didn’t win, he fondly recalled the experience during a recent episode of Good Morning Britain, where he was joined via video call by the actress and singer Ruth Madoc.
‘We met on Blankety Blank many years go. Well, haven’t you done well. It’s wonderful what you’ve done. Many congratulations to you on your 100th birthday,’ she said when joining in on his celebrations.
‘No wonder you saved the notepad and pen from it because it was very special.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC for further comment.
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