Taskmaster Series 12 line-up

Thursday 20th May 2021, 10:05pm

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson, Victoria Coren Mitchell. Copyright: Avalon Television

Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell will take part in Taskmaster Series 12.

Channel 4 says: "In the wake of another heroically fought task tournament, BAFTA-winning and International Emmy-nominated Taskmaster has revealed a new host of comedy minds signing up for a fresh round of surreal challenges, placing themselves under the scrutiny of Taskmaster Greg Davies, and the watchful eye of his obedient assistant Little Alex Horne.

"The five brave candidates limbering up for an assault course of absurdity are: comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo); BAFTA nominated comedian Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen); BAFTA winning impressionist and actor Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show); writer, presenter and professional poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell.

"This quintet eagerly await their chance to impress the Taskmaster who will deliver his merciless verdicts on their efforts before administering points and awarding the ultimate prize in entertainment, and all time; a gold representation of his own head. As ever, Greg's right-hand man and stats keeper, Alex Horne, will be diligently taking notes, recording times and offering very little assistance."

The news of the new line-up was revealed as the Series 11 champion was crowned in the finale of the critically-acclaimed show.

As can be seen in the above video, filming on the episodes has already taken place.

The ten-part Series 12 will be shown on Channel 4 later this year. Alex Horne suggested on the show's podcast that it will begin broadcasting in September.

Channel 4 has signed up to broadcast the show until at least Series 15. A Champion Of Champions special, featuring the Series 6 to 10 winners, is also in production.

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