Blankety Blank's best bits as cult game show returns to TV with Bradley Walsh hosting

Blankety Blank's best bits as cult game show returns to TV with Bradley Walsh hosting

Blankety Blank is making a comeback and Bradley Walsh will front the cult game show. The fun show sees two contestants compete as they attempt to match answers with as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible when filling-in-blank statements. Big names have hosted throughout the years - Sir Terry Wogan took charge from its debut in 1979 until 1983 and was succeeded by Les Dawson, the host until 1990. O’Grady presented the revival as alter-ego Lily Savage on the BBC from 1997 to 1999, then on ITV from 2001 to 2002. Here is a look at the show's best bits ahead of it returning to TV screens. In the 70s when Terry Wogan hosted the series he used a ‘wand mic’ - that allowed him to extend the mic out to guests and contestants. And when Kenny Everett starred on the show in 1979 he attempted to break Wogan's famous wand. Kenny brought out a pair of garden shears to attempt to break the long microphone. As Kenny answered one of the questions wrong, he beckoned Terry over with the microphone before trying to snap the audio equipment in two. Kenny said: "Speak to me like that would you?" before he pulled out his scissors before then using his bare hands to damage the mic. When Les took over the show he made light of the funny microphone moment and joked that he "wanted to do that for years". And when Lily Savage (Paul O'Grady) took over the show one episode ...
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