Davina McCall's comedy roasting

'Big Brother' presenter Davina McCall is to be teased by her TV peers on Channel 4 tonight (15.10.10), as they pay tribute to her career by giving her a jovial ribbing

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Davina McCall

Davina McCall

Davina McCall is to be teased by her TV peers on Channel 4 tonight (15.10.10).

The former 'Big Brother' presenter has taken to the stage to receive a jovial ribbing by a number of stars - from Chris Moyles to Patrick Kielty - to pay tribute to her impressive television career.

In a popular North American tradition, she is set to be both mocked and praised during 'Davina McCall: A Comedy Roasting' from friends and colleagues she has worked with over the years.

In tonight's show, 'Big Brother' star-turned-TV presenter Brian Dowley tells her: "Davina has taught me so much about the business. If it wasn't for her I'd still think you needed to be talented to be a television presenter. Trust me, you don't."

Presenter Jimmy Carr also joked about Davina's enthusiastic hosting style.

He says: "I think it takes a very special presenter to do a show for 10 years and never once watch it back and think 'I might tone it down a bit'."

The mother-of-three - who has daughters Holly, nine, Tilly, seven, and four-year-old son Chester with her husband Matthew Robertson - is also teased about the romance she had with Eric Clapton when she was 20, and made light of her previous problems with alcohol.

When given the opportunity to get back at her guests, she laughed: "The bad news is I've stopped drinking, you've no chance!"

Impressionist Debra Stephenson also makes an appearance on stage in an outfit identical to Davina's to do impressions about her exaggerated mannerisms.

'Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast' airs at 9pm on Channel 4.

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