The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh has been named as the new host of the revived hit game show Blankety Blank after he presented the Christmas special of the show last year.

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Each episode will see a panel of six celebrities try to fill in missing words from a sentence over a series of rounds.

Walsh said: "I struggle to remember the last time I laughed as much as when I was filming Blankety Blank - so when they asked if I'd be up for doing a series, I jumped at the chance, I'm just so pleased I get to be a part of it.

"I stand on the shoulders of giants like Les Dawson and Sir Terry Wogan but I'm hoping to put my own stamp on the fantastically nostalgic show." he added.

Terry Wogan

BBC Director Of Entertainment Kate Phillips said: "Blankety Blank has it all - ridiculous questions, unpredictable celebrities, bizarre prizes and, in Bradley a very funny and much-loved host.

"I can't wait for everyone to watch and start filling in those blanks."

The show originally ran between 1979 and 1990 and was hosted by Terry Wogan and then Les Dawson.

Paul O'Grady also hosted a revival from 1997 to 2002.

Blankety Blank will air on Saturday nights, the BBC said in a statement