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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis, Greg Davies, Lolly Adefope, Alex Horne, Joe Lycett, Noel Fielding. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 4, Episode 1 - A Fat Bald White Man

The first episode sees Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc and Noel Fielding aim to be the best at painting a model they can't see, fell a load of rubber ducks and beautifully destroy a cake.

Further details

Prize task: Most interesting autograph on the most interesting vegetable.

* Noel Fielding: David Suchet on a broad bean. - 5
* Mel Giedroyc: Howard Donald on a horse radish, Gary Barlow on a butternut squash, Mark Owen on a heritage squash and Robbie Williams on a sweet potato. - 4
* Lolly Adefope: A signed Black Eyed Eyes CD on some black eyed peas. - 3
* Joe Lycett: Greg Davies on a yellow courgette. - 2
* Hugh Dennis: Malcolm X on a carrot (really just a cross). - 1

Task 1: Destroy this cake. Most beautiful destruction wins. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Joe: Blows it up using fireworks. - 5
* Noel: Puts the cake into a washing machine. - 4
* Mel: Quickly squashes the cake onto a table. - 3
* Lolly: Paints a heart using the cake, onto a brick wall. - 2
* Hugh: Cuts it up into the shape of a clock. - 1

Task 2: Create the best caricature of the person on the other side of the curtain. You may not look at the person. The person may only say "Yes" or "No". You will get a bonus point if you can find out the person's full name. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Noel: No bonus - 5
* Joe: No bonus - 4
* Lolly: No bonus - 3
* Mel: Bonus point - 3
* Hugh: Bonus point - 2

Task 3: Fell all the rubber ducks. Fastest wins. Your time starts when the first rubber duck falls.

* Hugh: 8.9 seconds - 5
* Lolly: 1:02 - 4
* Joe: 1:56 - 3
* Noel: 4:50 - 2
* Mel: 7:25 - 1

Live task: Make the most juice. You must pick one fruit and one tool. If you pick the same tool as someone else, you must juice blindfolded. If you pick the same fruit as someone else, you must juice one-handed. If you pick the same fruit and tool as someone, you must juice blindfolded, one-handed, and bouncing up and down. You have one minute.

* Mel: Lime with shoe, 7ml - 5
* Hugh: Pineapple with tweezers, 4ml - 4
* Joe: Pineapple with hammer, 3ml - 3
* Noel: Grapes with tweezers, 2ml - 2
* Lolly: Grapes with hammer, 0.4ml - 1

Final scores

* Noel - 18
* Joe - 17
* Mel - 16
* Hugh and Lolly - 13

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th April 2017
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Lolly Adefope Self
Hugh Dennis Self
Noel Fielding Self
Mel Giedroyc Self
Joe Lycett 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


Outtake: Joe has a joke about Mel

Joe gets a big clap for his joke about Mel's shoe... but wait for what Greg does next.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Mel Giedroyc, Joe Lycett.

Outtake: Mel burps

Mel Giedroyc interrupts Taskmaster Greg Davies and side kick Alex Horne's final score summary with a burp!

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc, Joe Lycett.


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