Blankety Blank will be renewed for a second series on the BBC, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Another ten episodes will be produced, with Bradley Walsh also returning to host them.

The concept of the show is that six celebrities try to help contestants by matching answers to blank statements.

Some of the famous faces to appear on the previous series include Jimmy Carr, Judi Love, Craig Revel Horwood, Tess Daly and Sue Perkins.

Blankety Blank was first created in 1979 and ran for 17 series up until 2002, before a prolonged absence.

The Argus: Bradley Walsh will return to host (PA)Bradley Walsh will return to host (PA)

However, after a Christmas special hosted by Walsh in December 2020 proved to be popular, a full series was commissioned for 2021.

The BBC has said the series will keep its original format as well as its classic theme tune, the Blankety Blank chequebook and pen prize.

Speaking on the show, Walsh said that he absolutely loves recording for it.

He said: “We have some of the funniest comedians and some of Britain’s most well-known faces join us on the panel, and they’re incredible, but for me, it’s the players that steal the show.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio and having a blast filming."

Kate Phillips, the BBC’s Director of Entertainment Commissioning said: “It’s been so brilliant having Blankety Blank back on the Beeb.

“And Bradley really is the perfect host for this very funny family show, dealing with unpredictable celebrities, contestants, and prizes”.

Members of the public can now apply to take part in the second series if they wish.