Taskmaster New Year Treat line-up revealed

Friday 3rd December 2021, 9:51am


Adrian Chiles, Claudia Winkleman, Jonnie Peacock, Lady Leshurr and Sayeeda Warsi will take part in Taskmaster's New Year Treat, a one-off special of the hit comedy show set to be shown on TV over the holiday period.

The episode will follow a similar format to the special which was shown on the 1st January 2021, which featured John Hannah, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Nicola Coughlan, Rylan Clark-Neal and Shirley Ballas.

The producers say: "Feeling in a particularly festive mood, the almighty Taskmaster Greg Davies has once again gathered five famous faces from radically different specialities for another standalone special on Channel 4 with Taskmaster's New Year Treat. Set to air over the festive season, the formidable Taskmaster will put these celebrity guests through their paces in a series of ludicrous challenges supervised by his devoted sidekick, assistant, and stats keeper Little Alex Horne.

"Our well-known contestants hoping to impress are: broadcaster and journalist Adrian Chiles (BBC Radio 5 Live); television and radio presenter Claudia Winkleman (Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One); double Paralympic, World & European 100m Champion Jonnie Peacock MBE (Jonnie's Blade Camp, Channel 4); rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and TV personality Lady Leshurr (Don't Hate the Playaz, ITV2); and lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and Ex Cabinet Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (Have I Got News For You, BBC One), who will each compete for a chance to win a coveted Taskmaster trophy in the most ridiculous game show on television."

A broadcast date for the special has yet to be set, but the episode name suggests it will likely be shown on Channel 4 on one of the first few days of 2022.

A brief trailer has been released via Twitter:

Series 12 of Taskmaster recently concluded on Channel 4, with Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell as the contestants. Watch outtakes

Taskmaster has been commissioned up to at least Series 15. The next series - Series 13 - will be shown in 2022, and as recently announced, will feature Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker.

2022 will also see the broadcast of the Champions Of Champions tasks, featuring the winners of Series 6 to Series 10.

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