Dermot O'Leary makes his sole Blankety Blank appearance on a show full of pretend people: there's the stylised comic persona of Harry Hill, fictitious glamour model Gayle Tuesday, and, of course, the show is presented by Lily herself.
Did You Know?
The closest the original run of the series got to the level of fake personas seen in this episode was probably Blankety Blank: Episode #8.11
(1985) which featured Duncan Norvelle and Jimmy Cricket, two comedians who portrayed a stereotyped camp homosexual (despite being heterosexual in real life) and a similarly stereotyped "simple Irishman" figure. Though an exaggerated persona, Cricket (real name James Mulgrew) did at least perform with his own accent. See more
In the fourth round Lily asks panellist Steve Penk for his answer, and he has to remind her that he's not playing in that round. See more
Brenda Gilhooly appears in the guise of "Gayle Tuesday", yet is credited by her own name, whereas Paul O'Grady is only credited as the imaginary "Lily Savage". See more
References The Avengers