David Walliams set to host Blankety Blank Christmas special on ITV

David Walliams

Britain's' Got Talent judge David Walliams is reportedly set to front a revival of Blankety Blank.

The Celebrity game show hasn't been on screens now for over a decade, last airing in 2002 with host Paul O'Grady as his alter ego Lily Savage.

Before that , the late Sir Terry Wogan and Les Dawson fronted the series which aired across 4 decades from its debut in 1979 .

The Daily Mirror newspaper reports that ITV are set to broadcast a Christmas special with David Walliams as host this festive season.

While it's just a one-off special for now, show bosses say it's success could pave the way for a full series.

An insider said: "Blankety Blank was such a huge hit in the 80s and ITV bosses want to replicate that success.

"They think David Walliams is a perfect fit for the show with his camp and playful humour.“The Christmas show will be a trial but if it proves a hit there is sure to be a series in 2017.”

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