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 3 - Spider In My Pocket

Taskmaster. Image shows left to right: Sophie Duker, Dara O Briain, Sarah Kendall, Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Morgana Robinson
Former champs Dara O Briain, Morgana Robinson, Sarah Kendall and Sophie Duker square off in a one-off face-off, hoping to tick off their fellow competitors by running off with the Taskmaster Champion of Champions title. One of them will cart home the ultimate prize of Greg Davies's buff body forged in gold - unless history is made by lucky Series 15 runner-up Kiell Smith-Bynoe, who could become the first ever non-Champion of Champions as a late substitute for actual champion Mae Martin. Much will depend on stupidity, hurling hats and clapping. Little Alex Horne can barely contain himself.

Bonus task: Star in the best chase sequence. Alex will chase you. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

- Everyone: No points awarded in this task. - 0

Prize task: The best thing that you would wish for if you had one wish from a genie.

- Morgana Robinson: A spare pair of hands. - 5
- Kiell Smith-Bynoe: His own assistant, in the form of an Alex hand-puppet, made by Mae Martin's dad. - 4
- Dara O Briain: Hair, in the form of a wig. - 3
- Sophie Duker: A pair of cosplay outfits of Greg and Alex. - 2
- Sarah Kendall: A black belt in karate. - 1

Task 1: Be the best waiter. You must serve Alex all his food, drink and cutlery as it is currently set. If you drop of spill any items, you must clap for a full minute, or else you will be disqualified. You may not run. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

- Sophie: 18:20 - 5
- Dara: 18:42 - 4
- Sarah: 51:20 - 3
- Kiell: Disqualified for not giving the meal to Alex. - 0
- Morgana: Disqualified for not clapping for a full minute. - 0

Task 2, Part 1: Give yourself a disadvantage for the next task. Most severe disadvantage wins. You have two minutes to announce your disadvantage. Your time starts now.

- Kiell: Stuff satsumas in his mouths and have one hand in his pocket. - 5
- Morgana: Handcuffed. - 5
- Dara: One hand tied behind his back and the other hand constantly clicking out a jazzy rhythm. - 3
- Sarah: Gagged and mute. - 3
- Sophie: Low self-confidence. - 3

Task 2, Part 2: Put your hat [chosen from a selection inside the caravan] on the Taskmaster's head from the furthest distance. The person furthest from the Taskmaster when their hat settles on the Taskmaster's head wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Dara: 17.1m - 5
- Kiell: 6.3m - 4
- Dara: 3.6m - 3
- Sarah: 2.51m - 2
- Morgana: 1.8m (One Rowan Atkinson) - 1

Task 3: Do something really stupid. Most really stupid thing wins. You must not hurt yourself or anyone else. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Morgana: Pours paint over herself, squirts some of the paint into her mouth, which she spits out, and covers her head with feathers. - 5
- Dara: Fires rubber hands from off the top of his head. - 4
- Sophie: Insults Greg. - 3
- Sarah: Puts a bucket on her head, is spun around, throws her keys away, then carries a bike as she tries to find them. It takes her 80 minutes. - 2
- Kiell: He does a magic show. - 1

Live task: Don't say the Taskmaster's favourite thing. Alex will say a category. One at a time, you must shout a thing that falls in that category within two seconds of the previous person. If you pause, repeat, make a mistake, or say the Taskmaster's favourite thing, you are eliminated. Last player standing wins.

- Sophie - 5
- Sarah - 4
- Dara - 3
- Morgana - 2
- Kiell - 1

Final scores

- Dara - 22
- Sophie - 21
- Morgana - 18
- Kiell and Sarah - 15


This is the 150th episode of the TV format.

Broadcast details

Sunday 14th January 2024
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 14th January 2024 11:05pm 4seven
Monday 15th January 2024 9:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 17th January 2024 1:15am 4seven
Friday 19th January 2024 12:05am C4
Friday 22nd March 2024 8:00pm E4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Sarah Kendall Self
Morgana Robinson Self
Sophie Duker Self
Dara O Briain Self
Kiell Smith-Bynoe 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
Hunter Allen VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Gary Parkhurst Director of Photography
Christina Baker (as Chrissie Baker) Make-up Designer
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics


Champion of Champions 3 interviews

The contestants taking part in the 2024 Champion of Champions special answer questions sent in by fans of the show.

Featuring: Sophie Duker, Sarah Kendall, Dara O Briain, Morgana Robinson & Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

Champion of Champions 3 - Outtakes

Six minutes of outtakes from the Champion of Champions 3 episode.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Sophie Duker, Sarah Kendall, Dara O Briain, Morgana Robinson & Kiell Smith-Bynoe.


Dara O Briain wore is Taskmaster prize wig at a gig in New Zealand

This particular outtake which has just gone viral on Twitter, Dara's tale of when he wore a wig for a gig in New Zealand and it's a minute very well spent.

John Plunkett, The Poke, 17th January 2024

Taskmaster's Mae Martin responds to Kiell Smith-Bynoe on Champion of Champions

"The most intense FOMO I have ever felt."

Stephanie Chase, Digital Spy, 16th January 2024

Taskmaster: Champion of Champions, review

A cult classic no more - this is a British comedy great.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 14th January 2024

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