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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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Jimmy Carr trying to take over from Bradley Walsh?

Blankety Blank viewers have accused comedian Jimmy Carr of trying to steal host Bradley Walsh's presenting gig.

Katy Hallam, MSN Entertainment, 7th November 2021

Blankety Blank celeb flashes VERY cheeky picture

Blankety Blank suffered a momentous TV blunder over the weekend after presenter Karim Zeroual appeared to draw a phallic-shaped symbol on-air.

The iconic BBC programme often contains a number of innuendos, however, rarely does Bradley Walsh's show contain rude images - but Karim was about to change just that.

Robert Mann, The Sun, 18th October 2021

Blankety Blank back with a bang

The return of the comedy quiz show attracted just under 5.3 million viewers, getting a 35.7% audience share.

Alex Farber, Broadcast, 4th October 2021

Blankety Blank's funniest and freakiest moments

Eighties game show Blankety Blank returned to BBC1 last night, presented by Bradley Walsh in place of original host Sir Terry Wogan. Here we revisit some of the show's funniest and freakiest moments.

Nadia Cohen, The Sun, 2nd October 2021

Bradley Walsh to return with more Blankety Blank

Bradley Walsh is to host Blankety Blank again. Producers are preparing to film the iconic game show this summer.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd April 2021

Remembering Captain Tom Moore on Blankety Blank

Captain Tom's role as a contestant on the show in 1983 is arguably the closest he came to fame prior to his fundraising campaign last year.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 3rd February 2021

Blankety Blank most-watched new TV comedy in 2020

Blankety Blank was the most-watched new British comedy on TV in 2020. 5.2 million viewers tuned in to see the comic game show's revival on Christmas Day. The Graham Norton Show and ITV sitcom Kate & Koji also got over 5 million viewers last year.

British Comedy Guide, 1st January 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Review: Blankety Blank

Bradley Walsh is a class act as iconic gameshow returns.

Helen Daly, Radio Times, 25th December 2020

Bradley Walsh's sweary debut as Blankety Blank host

Bradley Walsh's debut as host of classic game show Blankety Blank was a four-letter foul-up that prompted a BBC apology.

The Chase presenter, 60, repeatedly blurted "f*****g hell" after fluffing his lines in front of a virtual audience during filming of the Christmas special.

Joe Kasper, The Sun, 16th November 2020

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