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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2021
  • 105 episodes (12 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

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Series 12, Episode 6 - A Chair In A Sweet

Taskmaster. Guz Khan. Copyright: Avalon Television
This week, Desiree attempts to affix tennis balls to gaffer tape, Victoria tries to construct a rudimentary pulley system, while Alan finds out how many circles he can carry.

Further details

Prize task: The most desirable thing for the person below you in the alphabet, or the highest alphabetically if you're the lowest alphabetically.

* Desiree Burch: For Guz, a painting of a Billy Kutta dog in a puffer jacket. - 5
* Morgana Robinson: For Victoria, a personalised velvet vintage smoking jacket with matching slippers. - 4
* Guz Khan: For Morgana, one of his big coats. - 3
* Alan Davies: For Desiree, a book of mid-19th century etiquette for English ladies. - 2
* Victoria Coren Mitchell: For Alan, an incomplete Manchester United season ticket, a football club that Alan really hates, in the home stand where many of the fans hate him. - 1

Task 1: Land the iron on the ironing board from the furthest distance. The ironing board must be standing at its maximum height when the iron lands on it and the iron must remain on the ironing board for the attempt to count. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Alan: 14.1m - 5
* Guz: 12.4m - 4
* Victoria: 8.6m - 3
* Morgana: 8.44m - 2
* Desiree: 4.8m - 1

Task 2: Make a cute toy for a cute dog. The dog will have five minutes with your cute toy. Most engaged dog wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Guz - 5
* Morgana - 4
* Alan - 3
* Victoria - 2
* Desiree - 1

Task 3: Sit on the red chair in the secret tower. You may on step on circles on your way. You may only stand on each circle once, unless it is black. You may stand on a black circle twice, but never twice in a row. Also, you must put this task in the shredder within the first minute. If you fail for any reason, Alex will blow his whistle, return everything to its starting position and you must start again. Fastest wins. Your time starts when Alex says your name.

* Desiree: 3:05 - 5
* Morgana: 3:45 - 4
* Alan: 5:37 - 3
* Guz: 6:45 - 2
* Victoria: Exact time not given, but she was the only one not to sit on the red chair. - 1

Live task, Part 1: Choose the number of sheets you want for the second part of the task. Each sheet will reduce your points total by five. You have 30 seconds to select your sheets. Part 2: Make paper aeroplanes. Your paper aeroplanes must look like aeroplanes. You have two minutes to make your paper aeroplanes, then 30 seconds each to throw all your paper aeroplanes into the receptacles. Each receptacle has a different number of points on it. Most points wins. Your time starts now.

* Desiree and Guz: None landed using two planes, scoring -10. - 5
* Morgana: None landed using six planes, scoring -30. - 3
* Victoria: None landed using seven planes, scoring -35. - 2
* Alan: None landed using eight planes, scoring -40. - 1

Final scores

* Guz - 19
* Desiree and Morgana - 17
* Alan - 14
* Victoria - 9

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th October 2021
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th October 2021 11:50pm 4seven
Sunday 31st October 2021 2:40am 4seven
Monday 1st November 2021 1:15am E4
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 11:45pm C4
Thursday 4th November 2021 1:50am C4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Self
Desiree Burch Self
Guz Khan Self
Morgana Robinson Self
Victoria Coren Mitchell Self

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