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Blankety Blank

Blankety Blank

  • TV comedy
  • BBC One / ITV
  • 1979 - 2021
  • 290 episodes (18 series)

Comedy panel-game-show of missing words hosted in turn by Terry Wogan, Les Dawson, Lily Savage and Bradley Walsh. Stars Terry Wogan, Les Dawson, Paul O'Grady and Bradley Walsh.

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Christmas Special

Blankety Blank. Image shows from L to R: David Walliams, Lesley Joseph, Joe Lycett, Louis Walsh, Anne Robinson, Paul Elliott, Brooke Vincent, Barry Elliott
Presenter and broadcaster Anne Robinson, X Factor judge Louis Walsh, comedian Joe Lycett, Birds Of A Feather star Lesley Joseph, Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent and the much-loved Chuckle Brothers join David Walliams.

Preview clips

Further details

Anne Robinson comments: "I'm thrilled to be doing the show again and am indebted to the Chuckle Brothers for explaining how it works. I never got the hang of it last time.?"

Lesley Joseph says: "I was delighted to be asked to take part in the Blankety Blank Christmas Special as it's an iconic TV programme that I have watched many times over the years. I am thrilled to be working with David Walliams and am very excited to be part of ITV's Christmas line up."

Louis Walsh added: "I am really excited to be taking part in Blankety Blank after 14 years off air. The worst case scenario is that contestants leave with just a Blankety Blank cheque book and pen and let's be honest who wouldn't want one of those!"

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2016
60 minutes
  • Wednesday 7th December 2016, 18:45 at The London Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th December 2016 5:30pm ITV

Cast & crew

Guest cast
David Walliams Host / Presenter
Barry Elliott (as The Chuckle Brothers) Guest
Paul Elliott (as The Chuckle Brothers) Guest
Lesley Joseph Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Anne Robinson Guest
Brooke Vincent Guest
Louis Walsh Guest
Writing team
Andrew Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Steve Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Tim Inman (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Production team
Toby Baker Director
Anna Meadows Series Producer
Suzy Lamb Executive Producer
Tim Dean Executive Producer
Kevin Hewitt Editor
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Joshua Grace Production Designer
Sarah Burrows Make-up Designer
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer


Blankety Blank 2016

David Walliams hosts a new version of Blankety Blank.

David Walliams pays tribute to Blankety Blank hosts

At the start of the 2016 Blankety Blank Christmas special, new host David Walliams pays tribute to Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Lily Savage.

Featuring: David Walliams.

Anne Robinson insults David Walliams

Former Weakest Link host Anne Robinson has a try at insulting David Walliams.

Featuring: David Walliams & Anne Robinson.

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