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 2 - Birdy Hand Finger

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Judi Love
All-powerful Taskmaster Greg Davies sets more perplexing and downright extraordinary tasks for Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker. Greg's personal valet Alex Horne diligently notes the facts and figures as Ardal makes some sheep, Chris gets younger, Judi becomes a queen, Sophie wets some teabags and Bridget gets lost in a small field.

Prize task: The object you would most like to show to an alien.

- Ardal O'Hanlon: A mirror. - 5
- Bridget Christie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. - 2
- Chris Ramey: A robotic lawnmower. - 2
- Judi Love: A Rubik cube. - 2
- Sophie Duker: A portrait of herself and her housemates dressed as a Dutch militia company. - 2

Task 1: Either tie a ribbon round the maypole or strike it with a ping pong ball. You must be properly blindfolded at all times and must never step beyond the rope. Fast winners. Your time starts when Alex gives you a thumbs up (which he does only after each contestant has spun around ten times).

- Sophie: 0:31.08 - 5
- Chris: 0:38.18 - 4
- Ardal: 2:10 - 3
- Judi: 4:15 - 2
- Bridget: 11:30 - 1

Task 2, Part 1: Reveal the coolest photo in your phone. You have five minutes. Your time starts now. Part 2: Recreate the coolest photo in your phone. Most accurate recreation wins. You have 15 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Bridget: Holding herself up in the air with a rope. - 5
- Chris: A baby holding a bottle of beer. - 4
- Judi: Performing at Wembley Arena. - 3
- Sophie: A dog in Ghana, with Alex playing the dog in the recreation. - 2
- Ardal: A rural landscape. - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Score a goal with each of the exercise balls. You may only move the exercise balls on the pitch when driving the buggy. Each person must score a goal using their own personal wheels to drive the buggy and no-one may score two goals in a row. Fastest hat-trick wins. Your time started when you broke the seal.

- The Boys: 8:38 - 5
- The Girls: 15:02 - 3

Live task: Identify the object under your table and draw it on the canvas on the underside of your table. You must also write down three words to describe your object. Most accurate drawing wins. You must also stare menacingly at the Taskmaster at all times. You have 100 seconds.

- Bridget: A rubber glove filled with ice, with two fingers broken off. - 5
- Judi: A fake lobster. - 4
- Chris: A jam-covered fish-shaped vase. - 3
- Ardal: A wet toy camel. - 1
- Sophie: A toy pineapple. - 1


- Chris - 18
- Bridget - 16
- Ardal - 15
- Judi - 14
- Sophie - 13

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st April 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st April 2022 11:05pm 4seven
Saturday 23rd April 2022 3:40am 4seven
Sunday 24th April 2022 1:35am 4seven
Tuesday 26th April 2022 12:05am C4
Wednesday 27th April 2022 1:50am 4seven
Thursday 28th April 2022 12:00am 4seven

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
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Adam Marangos VT Editor
Nick King Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics


Series 13 Episode 2 outtakes

More about listening to the flap, Bridget tries to levitate in the studio, Judi's honest reaction to tasks, and what Greg would most like to show to an alien.

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

Score a Hat-trick with the Exercise Balls

It's the first team task of the series, and it's 'very hard to pick who I think is going to be worse'.

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

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