The hugely popular Blankety Blank, has been renewed for a third series for BBC One. The legendary gameshow which sees celebrities helping contestants to fill in the missing blanks, will return to Saturday nights, following two incredible series fronted by the hilarious Bradley Walsh.
Produced by Thames, a Fremantle label, Blankety Blank (10 x 35’) will once again be hosted by the incomparable Bradley Walsh, who will guide a panel of celebrities and contestants over multiple rounds, as they compete to win a range of…unique prizes. The show has previously welcomed big star names including Dame Joanna Lumley, Tess Daly, David Haye, Adil Ray, Alison Hammond, Jimmy Carr, Richard E Grant, Emilia Fox and Amir Khan. The previous series regularly exceeded the primetime slot average, with viewer numbers reaching as high as 4.8m people.
Whilst viewers can prepare to meet some new celebrity faces, they can also look forward to once more hearing the signature theme tune, seeing the iconic Blankety cheque book and pen, and as always expect a lot of laughs for the whole family.
Bradley Walsh said: “I’m so pleased to be able to be a part of another series of this fantastic gameshow. Some of my funniest memories have come from my time filming Blankety Blank, and I can’t wait to create even more this time around!”
Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment at the BBC said: “I’m incredibly proud to bring this much-loved format back for another series. It’s ability to maintain interest and hold audience attention after over 40 years speaks volumes.”
Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Thames said: “Blankety Blank has always been an absolute joy to be a part of. The energy that Bradley, the celebrity guests and the contestants bring to the game, make for brilliant telly and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing this all over again for the new series.”
Celebrity guests and further broadcast details will be confirmed in due course.
For members of the public who would like to be considered as a contestant for Blankety Blank, please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/take-part/blankety-blank
Blankety Blank is a Thames (part of Fremantle) Production for BBC One and was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment. The Executive Producer for Thames is Christopher Barbour and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Clodagh O’Donoghue.