Louis Walsh for Blankety Blank Xmas special

Louis Walsh, Anne Robinson and the Chuckle Brothers will star in the 'Blankety Blank' Christmas special later this month

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Louis Walsh, Anne Robinson and the Chuckle Brothers will star in the 'Blankety Blank' Christmas special.

'The X Factor' judge, 'The Weakest Link' legend and iconic comedy brothers will be joined on the celebrity panel by 'Birds of a Feather' star Lesley Joseph, comedian Joe Lycett and 'Coronation Street' actress Brooke Vincent when the show airs for a one-off episode on Christmas Eve (24.12.16) on ITV.

David Walliams will host the revival of the much loved comedy game show, which hasn't been seen on screen since 2002, and loud-mouthed Louis can't wait to put contestants through their paces.

The 64-year-old music manager said: "I am really excited to be taking part in 'Blankety Blank' after 14 years off air. The worst case scenario is that contestants leave with just a 'Blankety Blank' cheque book and pen and let's be honest who wouldn't want one of those!"

Anne - who has appeared on the show before - added: "I'm thrilled to be doing the show again and am indebted to the Chuckle Brothers for explaining how it works. I never got the hang of it last time."

'Blankety Blank' first hit television screens in 1979 and has been hosted by a string of British TV legends over the years, including the late Sir Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Paul O'Grady's alter-ego Lily Savage.

The show pits contestants against each other as they race against the clock to match the answers of as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible on fill-in-the-blank statements.

The 'Blankety Blank' Christmas special will air December 24 at 6.30pm on ITV.

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