David Tennant certainly hasn’t been short of jobs since finishing on Doctor Who two in 2010 and it seems he will be trying his hand at something a little different later this year.
It has been confirmed that the Scottish actor has will front a new panel show on Channel 4, which is being billed as the network’s biggest ever Saturday night comedy event.
The dad of two will oversee proceedings, as some of the biggest names in the Brit comedy scene go head to head to prove they are the wittiest and funniest on television. The comedians will be split into two teams, who will engage in improvised sketches and setups.
To tie in with the football championship, those who win on the night will take home their own world cup style trophy.
The eight part series is due to kick off on Channel 4 in just a few weeks time and will run over weekends in autumn.
A source told The Daily Star: “Each team will feature a real mix of comedy stars.
“For instance you could have Alan Carr, Ronnie Corbett and Russell Howard competing against Frankie Boyle, James Buckley from the Inbetweeners and Clive Anderson.”
It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Tennant, as in June he started filming the 3-part political drama series The Politician’s Husband for BBC2, playing an ambitious cabinet minister who takes drastic action when his wife’s career starts to outshine his.It was also announced recently that he would star in the new ITV detective series Broadchurch. The series starts filming in Bristol in August, and will air in January 2013.
All this and he’s still the face of Virgin Media!
Will you be glad to see David back on the box? Do you think he’ll do well in this unfamiliar genre? Leave your comments below…