Taskmaster to go behind-the-scenes with new specials

Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 9:25am

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television
  • Taskmasterclass will be a series of Taskmaster specials looking back at previous challenges with former contestants
  • The first episode will air on Channel 4 on Thursday 6th June, a week after Series 17 has concluded
  • Greg Davies and Little Alex Horne narrate the hour-long episodes

Channel 4 is to air a series of Taskmaster specials in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne lift the lid on the "best, worst and somewhat middling tasks" from their hit show Taskmaster.

Due to start on Thursday 6th June at 9pm on Channel 4, the week after Series 17 of the show has concluded, Taskmasterclass will be a nod to the brains behind the tasks, and feature interviews with former contestants about their time on the programme. Greg Davies and Little Alex Horne narrate the hour-long episodes.

In the first episode, the hosts will discuss "whether there is any point to the seemingly pointless tasks on Taskmaster", looking in the process at tasks that featured contestants including Guz Khan, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Paul Chowdhry and Morgana Robinson.

Taskmasterclass is the latest project linked to the format to be revealed. The show's VR game launches on 13th June, and Junior Taskmaster - a series featuring 9 to 11 year-old contestants with Rose Matafeo as the Taskmaster and Mike Wozniak as her assistant - is set to air on TV later this year.

Taskmaster itself will continue on Channel 4 until at least 2026. Series 18 has now been filmed, with the contestants set to be revealed as Series 17 concludes.

As revealed on Monday, Alex Horne is also set to guest host Have I Got News For You on Friday 7th June. He said of the news, "Although I suspect it's an admin error and they actually want me to pass the request on to my boss, I'm very excited to be hosting an episode of Have I Got News For You. I am rarely in charge, whether at work, at home or by myself, so I'm hoping a hitherto undiscovered domineering side of my personality will be unleashed all over Paul and Ian."

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