There won't be a blank spot in the TV schedule this Christmas – as classic game show Blankety Blank is making its latest comeback. 

This time, David Walliams will be the host asking celebrities to help contestants fill in the missing words in a one-off special on ITV this Christmas, following in the footsteps of previous hosts Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Paul O'Grady. 

The show launched in 1979, but was revived by O'Grady's alter ego Lilly Savage in 1997. It moved to ITV for its final year in 2001. 

What time is Blankety Blank on?

Blankety Blank will be on ITV at 6.30pm on Christmas Eve.

How will Walliams handle his hosting duties?

The actor and talent show judge already has some experience of the show: he appeared on a charity version of the quiz for Comic Relief in 2011.

"I have some very big shoes to fill as presenter of Blankety Blank," Walliams has said.

"I loved Terry Wogan and Les Dawson as a child, and Paul O’Grady was absolutely hilarious. I hope I can bring this much loved show to life for a new generation."

What are the best shows to watch on TV this Christmas?

And what time are they on?

Doctor
Who

Call the
Midwife

Strictly Come Dancing
Christmas special

Grantchester 

Maigret's Dead Man
 

Sherlock

Mrs Brown's Boys

Outnumbered

We're Going on
A Bear Hunt

EastEnders

Coronation
Street


Emmerdale

The Great
Christmas Bake Off

Witness for the 
Prosecution

Ethel and Ernest
 

Last Tango in
Halifax

To Walk Invisible:
The Bronte Sisters

Jonathan
Creek

Birds of a
Feather

Walliams
and Friend

Robot Wars
 

Philomena Cunk
On Christmas

The Real Marigold
On Tour 

The Entire
Universe

Gogglesprogs

The Windsors

Blankety
Blank

The Flying Scotsman
From the Footplate

Still Open
All Hours

Revolting
Rhymes