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 3 - I Think I've Got This

Taskmaster. Alex Horne
This time, in an unexpected interpretation of a task, Bridget Christie shoves a cuddly toy inside a traffic cone, to create a scene that almost reduces Little Alex Horne to tears. Taskmaster Greg Davies is surprisingly sympathetic to his PA's distress but is less forgiving of Sophie Duker's dinosaur impression. Meanwhile, Ardal O'Hanlon is defeated by a robot, Chris Ramsey is impressed with a hose, and Judi Love is confident about everything except marbles.

Prize task: The item that sounds funniest when you says its name over and over again.

- Judi Love: Pickles - 5
- Bridget Christie: Stopcock - 4
- Ardal O'Hanlon: Bubbles - 3
- Chris Ramsey: Cook book - 3
- Sophie Duker: Tweezers to pluck the feathers of a pheasant, i.e. a pheasant plucker - 2

Task 1: Accurately and emotionally recreate a great moment from history using these two traffic cones. Most accurate and emotional recreation wins. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Bridget: Laika the Russian space dog. - 5
- Ardal: A Second World War re-enactment. - 4
- Sophie: The extinction of the dinosaurs. - 3
- Chris: The cloning of Dolly the Sheep. - 2
- Judi: The building of the Great Pyramids with Judi as Queen Nefertiti. - 1

Task 2: Make all of these things happen at the same time. The monsters must be squatting. The robot must be walking. The marble must be rolling. The cradle must be clicking. The sand must be falling. The fidget spinner must be spinning. The candles must be out. You must applaud when you think you have finished. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

- Chris: 2:57 - 5
- Bridget: Time not given, but she is the only other person to complete the task. - 4
- Ardal, Judi and Sophie: All failed to do everything at the same time when they applauded. - 0

Task 3: Enable Alex to bite his duck. You may not encroach upon the decking. Fastest wins. Also, the person who gets Alex the least wet gets a bonus point. Your time starts now.

- Bridget: 1:01, and did not get Alex wet. - 6
- Sophie: 2:13, and did not get Alex wet. - 5
- Judi: 3:15, and did not get Alex wet. - 4
- Ardal: 14:37 - 2
- Chris: 15:38 - 1

Live task (Team Task): As a team, put one of your faces and one of your legs through the hole. The Taskmaster will guess whether the leg belongs to the face or the other contestant. Most wrong guesses after three rounds wins.

- The Girls: Three wrong guesses. - 6
- The Boys: One wrong guess. - 2


- Bridget - 25
- Judi and Sophie - 16
- Chris - 13
- Ardal - 11

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th April 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 29th April 2022 12:20am 4seven
Saturday 30th April 2022 3:25am 4seven
Sunday 1st May 2022 1:15am 4seven
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 12:10am C4
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 3:25am 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
Vicky Winter Line Producer
Roberta Grady Edit Producer
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Adam Marangos VT 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 3 outtakes

Some of the best moments from Series 13 episode 3 that didn't make the final episode. Including Alex's naughty pen and Ardal's imaginary sheep sighting.

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

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