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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2022
  • 117 episodes (13 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 13, Episode 10 - The House Queens

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love, Sophie Duker
Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker compete, as the furious race to claim Greg Davies' gleaming golden head trophy reaches its glorious climax in the Taskmaster grand final. Able sidekick and administrator Alex Horne keeps tabs on everything with his usual relentless efficiency. Will Ardal wear that red leather jacket? Why would Sophie use chopsticks to remove valve caps? Why is Chris rapping about aubergines? Can Bridget whistle? And can Judi finally win an episode?

Prize task: The finest family heirloom.

- Bridget Christie: A box containing her children's teeth, hair, umbilical cord stumps and pregnancy kits. - 5
- Ardal O'Hanlon: A biscuit tin inside of which is her grandmother's birth certificate. - 4
- Chris Ramsey: An Italian coffee table which is also a music box that plays theme from The Godfather. - 4
- Sophie Duker: A rice cooker. - 4
- Judi Love: A vial of her own blood on a necklace. - 2

Task 1: Indentify the liquids. Most accurately identified liquids wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now. You may only spray the perfume on your wrist. You may spray the sponge [using a water pistol]. You may only squeeze the pipette into your mouth. You may only push the valve with the chopstick. You can do whatever you want with the balloon.

- Sophie: 4 - 5
- Ardal, Chris, Judi: 3 - 4
- Bridget: 2 - 3

Task 2: Get the most ducks in Alex's basket. You may only hold one duck at a time. If Alex rings his backwards bell, you must walk backwards until he honks his forwards horn. Alex will pedal as fast as he can unless you say one of the magic words. If you says a magic word, Alex will rest for ten seconds. All the magic words are single-use magic words. Alex will cycle round the circuit for ten minutes. Your time starts when Alex honks his horn.

- Chris: 65 - 5
- Sophie: 61 - 4
- Ardal: 48 - 3
- Bridget and Judi: Disqualified for holding more than one duck at a time. - 0

Task 3 (Team Task): Record the best multi-track song about your team. You must record all six tracks with your voice or body, and each person must record the same number of tracks. Most powerful multi-track song wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

- The Girls (The House Queens) - 5
- The Boys (The Tungsten Diamonds) - 3

Live task: Draw a life-size self portrait. Your nose must be poking through your nose hole at all times. Most accurate self portrait wins. You have 200 seconds.

- Bridget and Chris - 5
- Sophie - 4
- Judi - 2
- Ardal - 1

Final scores

- Sophie - 22
- Chris - 21
- Bridget - 18
- Ardal - 15
- Judi - 13

Series scores

- Sophie - 173
- Chris - 170
- Bridget - 157
- Ardal - 153
- Judi - 142

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th June 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 17th June 2022 12:45am 4seven
Saturday 18th June 2022 1:15am 4seven
Sunday 19th June 2022 2:20am 4seven
Sunday 19th June 2022 11:05pm 4seven
Tuesday 21st June 2022 1:15am 4seven
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 1:05am C4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Ardal O'Hanlon Self
Bridget Christie Self
Chris Ramsey Self
Judi Love Self
Sophie Duker Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Tim Key Task Consultant
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
Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
Vicky Winter Line Producer
Amy Tuckwell Edit Producer
Andi Meek Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Harfun Li VT Editor
Adam Marangos VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Christina Baker (as Chrissie Baker) Make-up Designer
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics
Jane Burstow Make-up Designer
Philippa Hall Make-up Designer
Gabby Tomlinson Researcher


Alex cycling

Everything he does, he does it for the Taskmaster.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Bridget Christie, Sophie Duker, Judi Love, Ardal O'Hanlon & Chris Ramsey.

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