The legendary game show Blankety Blank has been renewed for a brand-new series for BBC One.
Remaining true to the original format, the new series will also keep the well-loved theme tune as well as the Blankety Blank cheque book and pen prize.
The long running programme, which sees six celebrities helping contestants to fill in missing blanks, will return once again with the incomparable Bradley Walsh as host, for a 10-episode run.
Blankety Blank concluded its first ten episode run last year, which saw an average audiences of 5.8m, making it the UK’s highest new launching game show of 2021.
The celebrities appearing on the next series include: Joanna Lumley; Alison Hammond; Alex Horne; Jonathan Ross; Joanna Page; Guz Khan; Motsi Mabuse; Matt Baker; Sophie Duker; Jimmy Carr; Saffron Barker; Bez; Lawrence Chaney; Jermaine Jenas and Desiree Burch.
Also appearing on the series are Alan Davies; Roman Kemp; Scarlett Moffatt; Ashley Roberts; Ugo Monye; Robert Rinder; Judi Love; Rev. Richard Coles; Denise Van Outen; Ellie Simmonds; Chris Eubank; Frank Skinnger and Vick Hope.
Joining them are Joey Essex; Sara Davies; Bruno Tonioli; Jo Brand; Jamie Laing; Natalie Cassidy; Anton Du Beke; Kadeena Cox; Tom Allen; Brian Conley and Alex Brooker.
Bradley Walsh says: “I absolutely love recording this show. We have some of the funniest comedians and some of Britain’s most well-known faces join us on the panel, and they’re incredible, but for me, it’s the players that steal the show. I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio and having a blast filming.”
Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC says: “It’s been so brilliant having Blankety Blank back on the Beeb. And Bradley really is the perfect host for this very funny family show, dealing with unpredictable celebrities, contestants, and prizes!”
Celebrities that featured in the last series include Tess Daly, David Haye, Adil Ray, Jimmy Carr, Judi Love, Sue Perkins, Judy Murray, Craig Revel Horwood and Adjoa Andoh.
Blankety Blank returns later this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.