Jimmy Carr’s banter on Blankety Blank ruffled some feathers (Picture: BBC)
Blankety Blank viewers have accused comedian Jimmy Carr of trying to steal host Bradley Walsh’s shine on the Christmas special.
The Doctor Who actor wasn’t the only comic in the room with the pair’s banter drawing laughs from the contestants.
When Bradley read a question about turkey wrong he of course got a grilling from the 8 Out Of 10 Cats host.
Jimmy joked: ‘I don’t mind that you misread it, it’s just lovely to see someone your age on TV at this time of year.
‘You had one job, you had one job to do.’
Jimmy also delivered the one liners when talking to contestants telling one who said they dabbled in stand-up comedy: ‘Get off my land’.
The host of The Chase took it on the chin, telling the typically savage comedian to ‘shut up’, but it was a bit too much for some fans of the show.
‘Someone have a word with Jimmy Carr and tell him he isn’t presenting this. You are on the panel Jimmy,’ read one gripe on Twitter.
Bradley hosted the festive episode (Picture: BBC)
Another said: ‘Who’s presenting #BlanketyBlank – Bradley Walsh or Jimmy Carr?’
One viewer tweeted: ‘Is this #BlanketyBlank secretly pitting Bradley Walsh against Jimmy Carr as to who eventually gets to present a fuller series? My vote: Walsh of course, the interruptions by Carr seem strange against the quieter celebs.’
This comment received a reply in the Your Face or Mine star’s favour which said: ‘While you’re quite right that it seemed like a contest between the two, I think Jimmy should present it. I love Bradley, but this time Jimmy was funnier.’
‘Is it me or is Jimmy Carr trying to outshine @BradleyWalsh on #BlanketyBlank???’ read a further tweet while another said: ‘I feel like Jimmy Carr should be presenting #blanketyblank rather than Bradley?!’
‘Jimmy Carr REALLY wanted to host didn’t he?’ one tweet said.
Jimmy hosted The Big Fat Quiz of The Year on Saturday night while Bradley can next be seen in the New Year’s Day special of Doctor Who.
Blankety Blank Christmas Special is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.