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 4 - Shoe Who

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love, Sophie Duker
The Taskmaster's diminutive sidekick Alex Horne suffers for his boss as he is pelted with milk and gin, while Bridget Christie has many questions concerning shoes, Judi Love is bewildered by bunting, and Ardal O'Hanlon looks a bit bereft.

Prize task: The best night-time thing.

- Ardal O'Hanlon: Swimming goggles which he pretends are night-vision goggles. - 5
- Bridget Christie: A stuffed fox. - 4
- Sophie Duker: A hot-water bottle in the shape of an owl. - 3
- Chris Ramsey: A bed. - 2
- Judi Love: A duvet. - 1

Task 1: Display the shoe Alex is thinking of. All the other shoes must be out of sight at the end of your attempt. You may only ask yes or no question and you must do the following after every answer - Ardal: Say, "I have to find the shoe." Bridget: Say, "OK, just one more thing." Chris: Shout, "No way!" Judi: Laugh with disbelief. Sophie: Get increasingly exasperated. - Fewest questions wins. Your time starts now.

- Chris: 13 - 5
- Judi: 24 - 4
- Sophie: 30 - 3
- Ardal: 40 - 2
- Bridget: 161 - 1

Task 2 (Team Task): Give Alex the best stage minute. By the end of the stage minute, Alex must be ready to get married. You have 29 minutes to prepare for the stage minute. Your time starts now.

- The Boys: Traditional stage night including parachuting (with umbrellas) eating curry and drink shots of beer, paintball (with milk and wearing masks of Greg), and handcuffing him to a lamppost (or rather a desk lamp). - 5
- The Girls: Treating him like a bird, while Judi twerks while dressed as a cat and waxed his arm. - 4

Task 3: Make a stirring speech for the Taskmaster out of this bunting. Longest speech that is deemed to be stirring by the Taskmaster wins. You many only use the letters currently on the bunting. You have 15 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Judi: "A, hi Taskmaster. I don't like you looking happy. Rass man. I dare, don't vex me. End." 61 characters - 5
- Chris: "Sir! On my knee I implore u, please, let me win this task. M, good, raa-aaa, Dad." 57 characters - 4
- Sophie: "God damn, if Sophie Duker wins Taskmaster, we all win her papa!" 51 characters - 3
- Bridget: "Treat others carelessly oik, wins is God. Wait!" 39 characters - 2
- Ardal: "I am seven type of rank tit. U r swel, man. Hail TM!" 36 characters - 1

Live task: Taking it in turns, roll a tyre down the Knappett. You must roll from on the stage. If your tyre does not pass the line, you may not roll any further tyres. If both your dolls topple, you may not roll any further tyres. Last doll standing wins.

- Bridget - 5
- Ardal - 4
- Sophie - 3
- Judi - 2
- Chris - 1

Final scores

- Ardal and Chris - 17
- Bridget, Judi and Sophie - 16

Tie-break task: Turn over the most beer mats out of 91 in 30 seconds. Only beer mats still on the table after 30 seconds count. Your time starts now.

- Ardal: 64 - Winner
- Chris: 59

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th May 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th May 2022 12:00am 4seven
Saturday 7th May 2022 1:15am 4seven
Sunday 8th May 2022 1:15am 4seven
Tuesday 10th May 2022 1:05am C4
Thursday 12th May 2022 12:10am 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
Amy Tuckwell Edit Producer
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Harfun Li VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics

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