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And here’s your host…BLANK or BLANKS!

"What ho Windsor, me old cove"Every time someone at TV Cream Towers watches an old episode of Blankety Blank, a familiar, hoary question soon surfaces: who would be the best person to host a successful revival?

As ever we have to make a distinction between who should ideally do it, and who would inevitably do it.

The latter category, depressingly, is full of names such as Vernon Kay, Graham Norton and John Barrowman: capable anchors but no Blank-ors.

Nope, there’s only one person who could bring the right dosage of weather-beaten charm, syntactical poise and celebrity backchat.

And that person is Les Dennis.

As for the line-up of panellists on the first show of the new series, it should be:

Back left: Rolf Harris
Back middle: Barbara Windsor
Back right: Huw Edwards
Front left: Kirsty Young
Front middle: David Mitchell
Front right: Claudia Winkleman

But it invariably would be:

Back left: Michael Parkinson
Back middle: One of the Loose Women
Back right: Steve Wright
Front left: Fearne Cotton
Front middle: James Corden
Front right: Davina McCall

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Arthur Nibble

    August 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    My favourite Blanks moment….

    My rag and bone man won the pools – now he drives a ‘blank’

    Spike Milligan’s answer – a rich horse!

  2. Chris Hughes

    August 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Look, front left… it’s Frances Pascal!

  3. Pearlyman

    August 20, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Who’s at top middle there? Anne…?

  4. Pearlyman

    August 20, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Ah, sorry, it’s Aimi McDonald isn’t it? Surely she and Dora Bryan should be swapping seats?

  5. goodpudding

    August 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Modern Blank panel:

    Back Left: Rolf Harris
    Back Middle: Babs, of course!
    Back Right: Bill Turnbull

    Front Left: Lorraine Kelly
    Front Middle: Tim Vine
    Front Right: Claudia Winkleman

    Host: Lee Mack

    Thoughts people or have I gone mad!

  6. David Smith

    September 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Come on Terry, you’ll have a bit of spare time on your hands soon – BB needs you!

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