Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Mawaan Rizwan. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 10, Episode 1 - God's Haemorrhoid

Hoping to impress the Taskmaster and be crowned the next champion are: Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring. Wax seals will open, dreams will be made and/or broken, and Little Alex Horne will be wrapped around his master's little finger providing stats and moral support in the most ridiculous and ferociously fought game show on television.

Further details

Prize task: The nicest thing to put in your mouth.

* Daisy May Cooper: White wine - 5
* Richard Herring: Halloumi cheese with chilli in it - 4
* Johnny Vegas: Anti-reflux medicine - 3
* Katherine Parkinson: Braces - 2
* Mawaan Rizwan: A rubber teething toy shaped like a chicken wing. - 1

Task 1: Part 1 - Knock the coconut off its perch. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Daisy, Katherine, Mawaan and Richard: All in less than 10 seconds. Each wins a gigantic teddy bear.
* Johnny: 25 seconds. Wins a small teddy bear.

Task 1: Part 2 - Put all these drinks on the table in the caravan without spilling a single drop. Also, you must be clutching this teddy at all times. Also, you must not walk on the grass while holding drinks. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Everyone spills some of the drinks. - 0

Task 2: Make the largest object properly vanish. Largest object to properly vanish wins. You may not use any editing trickery. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Mawaan: Makes a cow that looks large disappear, but it is a small cow close to the camera that is moved out of shot. - 5
* Johnny: Performs a play in which Jeremy Corbyn summons a 200ft mutant chicken destroying London, where in reality a normal-sized prop chicken destroys a model version of London, and the chicken disappears behind a piece of blue paper being put in front of it. - 4
* Richard: Makes Little Alex Horne disappear using a mirror. - 2
* Katherine: Makes a sofa disappear by moving a partition in front of it. - 2
* Daisy: Makes a large cow disappear by moving into some bushes. - 1

Task 3: Land the most egg in the frying pan. You may not throw any egg. You must stay on this balcony and you may only use the contents of one of the boxes. You have twenty minutes or until you run out of egg. Your time starts now.

* Daisy: Bonus point for getting an egg closest to the pan.
* Johnny, Katherine, Mawaan and Richard: All landed eggs further away from the pan than Daisy. - 0

Live task: Get the most balls in your bucket. At the end of the task, all the balls in your bucket must be the same colour as each other. You will lose five points for every different coloured ball in your bucket. You may only touch your litter pickers and you must stay on your spot at all times. You have 100 seconds.

* Richard: 12 points - 5
* Daisy: 8 points - 4
* Johnny: 6 points - 3
* Mawaan: 5 points - 2
* Katherine: 4 points minus one penalty, totalling -1 point - 1

Final scores

* Richard - 12
* Daisy - 11
* Johnny - 10
* Mawaan - 8
* Katherine - 6

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th October 2020
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Daisy May Cooper Self
Johnny Vegas Self
Katherine Parkinson Self
Mawaan Rizwan Self
Richard Herring Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Production team
Andy Devonshire Series Director
Andy Cartwright Series Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer


Vanish a large object

The contestants must vanish a large object. Here's Mawaan Rizwan's attempt.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Mawaan Rizwan.

Daisy May Cooper carrying drinks

The contestants must carry some drinks, whilst holding a big teddy. Here's Daisy May Cooper giving it a go.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper.

Task: Land the most egg in the frying pan

The contestants have to land an egg in a frying pan. Simple? No.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan, Richard Herring.


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