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Published on March 8th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Tennant Fills in the Blanks

Coming away with a Blankety Blank cheque book and pen and a whole heap of cash for needy causes former Tenth Doctor David Tennant helped future Doctor Who guest star David Walliams complete his online 24 Hour Panel show marathon for Comic Relief.

Tennant appeared in the segments resurrecting the Terry Wogan/Les Dawson classic Blankety Blank along with Paul O’Grady- who hosted the revamped noughties version of the show as his alter-ego Lily Savage – Barbara Windsor (Carry On Camping, Eastenders), and Stacey Solomon (The X-Factor).

Videos of Tennant’s appearance have been uploaded to Youtube:

Walliams took on a host of formats including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice, Mock The Week, QI, Mastermind, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Just A Minute.

He also ploughed through a gaggle of one-off episodes of classics of bygone years such as The Generation Game, Through The Keyhole, They Think It’s All Over, Room 101, Call My Bluff, Give Us A Clue and Whose Line Is It Anyway.

A host of comedians and guest stars were on hand to offer quip related relief for Walliams including: Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, Claudia Winkleman, David Mitchell, Dara O’Briain, Paul O’Grady, Sue Perkins, Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Sir David Frost and Charlie Brooker.

Other Who related stars who helped keep Walliams awake were Russell Tovey (Voyage of the Damned) and Una Stubbs (Big Finish Production’s The Horror of Glam Rock).

Highlights from all the shows will air on BBC Three in 5×30 minute shows in the build up to Red Nose Day, as well as on BBC One on Red Nose Night on the 18th March.

To donate or to send off for a fundraising pack head over to the Red Nose Daysite.

(via Anglotopia)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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