David Walliams in talks to host full series of ITV's Blankety Blank revival

Iconic gameshow could return in 2017 after one-off Christmas special was hit with viewers

David Walliams on Blankety Blank

ITV is considering a full series of Blankety Blank with David Walliams after the success of its Christmas special.

Around 4million viewers watched the Britain's Got Talent judge hosting an updated version of the classic gameshow on Christmas Eve, fourteen years after its last episode.

Celebrity guests included Louis Walsh, Anne Robinson, Joe Lycett and the Chuckle Brothers.

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Now The Sun claims that David is already in talks to return for a full series next year.

"The revival clicked with a brand new generation," an insider commented. "David instantly got the comedic charm and effortless jokes that previous hosts used to bring to the programme.

"ITV bosses think it would be the perfect show to bring back to our screens for the New Year.

"Although they haven’t quite signed a whole new series on the dotted line, they’ve been in discussions with David for a while.

"David loved presenting the programme as it’s right up his street so it’s all looking pretty hopeful right now. Chiefs think David could replicate the show’s success from the 80s."

Blankety Blank challenges contestants to match the answers of celebrity panellists as they fill in the blanks on statements.

It originally aired on the BBC between 1979 and 1999, before briefly moving to ITV between 2001 and 2002.

David follows in the footsteps of legendary presenters Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Lily Savage.

Earlier this year the American version of the show, Match Game, was also brought back with new host Alec Baldwin.

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