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BBC renews game show Blankety Blank for second series

BBC game show Blankety Blank has been renewed for a second series of the revived version, the company has announced.

Host Bradley Walsh will return for 10 new episodes of the long-running show, which sees six celebrities try to help contestants by matching answers to empty statements.

Former famous faces on the show include Tess Daly, Jimmy Carr, Judi Love, Sue Perkins, and Craig Revel Horwood.

The BBC said the series, which first aired in 1979, will retain its original format as well as its classic theme, Blankety Blank checkbook and pen price.

“I love taping this show,” Walsh said.

“We have some of the funniest comedians and some of Britain’s best known faces joining us on the panel, and they’re amazing, but for me it’s the players who steal the show.

“I can’t wait to get back in the studio and have fun filming.”

Jimmy Carr on Blanket Blank

Kate Phillips, BBC Entertainment Commissioning Director, added: “It was so great to have Blankety Blank back on the Beeb.

“And Bradley really is the perfect host for this super fun family show about celebrities, contestants and unpredictable awards.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor on Blankety Blank
Sophie Ellis Bextor on Blankety Blank

The BBC said the show’s celebrity guests and other broadcast details will be confirmed in due course.

Members of the public can apply to participate in the show online.