Series 7, Episode 1 - The Mean Bean
Prize task: The thing that most people would like to touch.
* Phil Wang: A toy chariot. - 5
* Rhod Gilbert: A replica of Greg's cuddly toy "Blue Ted", which is mother made for him - complete with a hole in it, because Greg had "relations" with Blue Ted. - 4
* James Acaster: A cardboard cut-out of MC Hammer. - 2
* Kerry Godliman: A Newton's cradle. - 2
* Jessica Knappett: A sign saying: "Do not touch". - 1
Task 1: Design and demonstrate the best quick-change outfit. Best and quickest quick-change outfit wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.
* Kerry: 3.6 seconds. - 5
* Jessica: 4 seconds. - 4
* Rhod: 3.8 seconds, but penalised for the simplicity of the outfits used, namely both he and Alex wearing bikini and bottoms. - 3
* James: 5 seconds. - 2
* Phil: 45 seconds. - 1
Task 2: Build the highest tower. You have five minutes from when your first box is assembled. You have a maximum time of 20 minutes from now.
* Rhod - 5
* Kerry - 4
* Jessica - 3
* Phil - 2
* James - 1
Task 3: Work out the circumference of the caravan in baked beans. You have three minutes. Most accurate wins. Your time starts now.
* Kerry: 750 [Correct answer: 965] - 5
* James: 700 - 4
* Jessica: 689 - 3
* Rhod: 1,275 - 2
* Phil: 400 - 1
Live task: Make the best fruit display hat. You may not touch or tamper with your hat. Only the fruit picker-uppers may touch the fruit. You may only hold the fruit picker-uppers by their handles. Best fruit display hat wins. You have 100 seconds.
* Rhod - 5
* Kerry and Phil - 4
* Jessica - 3
* James - 2
* Kerry - 20
* Rhod - 19
* Jessica - 14
* Phil - 13
* James - 11
- Wednesday 5th September 2018
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Greg Davies||Host / Presenter|
|Alex Horne||Host / Presenter|
|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|
|Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker)||Editor|
|James Dillon||Production Designer|
In this clip from the very first episode of brand new series 7 of Taskmaster, the new contestants James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert are asked to build the tallest tower they can using cardboard boxes. We also see Phil's wang.
Taskmaster Greg Davies sets the contestants the fiddly task of measuring the caravan in baked beans. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Doesn't it?