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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 160 episodes (17 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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Champion Of Champions, Episode 2 - I've Sinned Again

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Noel Fielding. Copyright: Avalon Television
Five hall of famers return for more consensual indignity at the hands of Greg Davies and Alex Horne. The challenges include making a mask which both looks and tastes great.

Preview clips

Bonus task: Sing along to the Taskmaster theme tune. Most powerful and champion-like wins. Your time starts now.

Josh - 0.

Prize task: Best thing.

* Rob Beckett: Del Boy's ring. - 5
* Noel Fielding: A song from Kasabian called You're the Best Thing. - 4
* Josh Widdicombe: The keys to his house. - 3
* Bob Mortimer: A broccoli rotation and delivery unit. - 3
* Katherine Ryan: A jacket featuring a patch of Romesh Ranganathan which Romesh hated, which is also embroidered with the date of an important gig he was doing. - 1

Task 1: What's in the case? Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Noel: 3:19 - 5
* Josh: 5:30 - 4
* Rob: 5:45 - 3
* Bob: 7:42 - 2
* Katherine: 14:03 - 1

Task 2: Make a mask that tastes delicious and looks great. Your mask must be entirely edible and entirely wearable. You have 10 minutes to plan your mask and 20 minutes to make it. You then must wear your mask so that Alex can taste it. Most delicious and great-looking mask wins. Your time starts now.

* Bob - 5
* Josh - 4
* Katherine - 3
* Noel and Rob - 2

Task 3: Make the biggest mess and completely clean it up. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Katherine - 5
* Noel and Rob - 4
* Josh - 3
* Bob - 1

Live task: Record the highest number of steps on your pedometers. You may not touch your blindfold. You have 100 seconds.

* Katherine: 1,263 - 5
* Josh: 1,059 - 4
* Rob: 840 - 3
* Bob: 730 - 2
* Noel: 627 - 1

Final scores

* Josh - 18
* Rob - 17
* Noel - 16
* Katherine - 15
* Bob - 13

Series scores

* Josh - 37
* Rob - 36
* Katherine - 35
* Noel - 32
* Bob - 24

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th December 2017
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st December 2017 2:00am Dave
Friday 22nd December 2017 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 24th December 2017 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 14th February 2018 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 1st May 2018 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 13th June 2018 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 22nd July 2018 10:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd July 2018 2:00am Dave
Friday 16th November 2018 3:10am Dave
Wednesday 19th December 2018 10:00pm Dave
Monday 31st December 2018 7:00pm Dave
Friday 8th February 2019 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 10th April 2019 10:00pm Dave
Monday 2nd September 2019 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 10:00pm Dave
Friday 3rd January 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 31st March 2020 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 14th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Friday 15th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Monday 29th June 2020 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 13th September 2020 6:00pm Dave
Monday 14th September 2020 2:45am Dave
Wednesday 18th November 2020 12:20am Dave
Sunday 13th December 2020 10:00pm E4
Tuesday 29th December 2020 11:20pm Dave
Wednesday 14th April 2021 1:05am E4
Monday 24th May 2021 12:20am Dave
Monday 24th May 2021 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 9th June 2021 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 11:00pm Dave
Friday 27th May 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 17th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 27th December 2022 1:00am Dave
Thursday 29th December 2022 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 7th March 2023 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 7th May 2023 7:00pm Dave
Wednesday 21st February 2024 11:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Self
Katherine Ryan Self
Rob Beckett Self
Noel Fielding Self
Bob Mortimer Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Production team
Andy Devonshire Series Director
Andy Cartwright Series Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer
Thomas Perrett Editor
Mark Sangster Editor
Andi Meek Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Anthony Dalton Director of Photography
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Josh Widdicombe sings Taskmaster theme tune

Josh Widdicombe has to sing along to the Taskmaster theme tune.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe.

Noel Fielding smashes briefcase

Noel Fielding has to smash open a briefcase. How quick can he do it?

Featuring: Noel Fielding.

Make a mess and clean it up

Bob and Josh try to make the biggest mess, and then clean it all up again, all in 10 minutes.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Josh Widdicombe & Bob Mortimer.


The entertainingly daft gameshow returns for a sixth series. The USP is bewildering and pointless tasks - towers of lemons, wheelbarrow stunts etc - attempted by game, silly comics including Liza Tarbuck, Russell Howard and Asim Chaudhry.

The Guardian, 27th April 2018

Taskmaster: Champion of Champions, Episode 2 - review

Helped by Josh Widdicombe singing the theme tune (for no points), tonight we find out who is greatest champion of all.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th December 2017

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