Preview: Taskmaster

Taskmaster - Greg Davies

Dara Ó Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican are the noble knights who are hoping to win this elaborate joust to become the 14th Taskmaster champion.

Nestled both in the heart of the action and at Greg’s feet when he goes to sleep at night is Little Alex Horne, the Taskmaster’s assistant, who literally subsists on a diet of crisps and statistics. As our quintet of cowering comics head out into the wilderness to attempt hip-touching, hand-finding and milk-lifting, Alex will be taking notes and recording numbers with admirable (bordering on irritating) efficiency.

In the opening episode, the contestants fumble frozen peas and shout about fish, while Greg’s ever-loyal puppy, Little Alex Horne, lurks furtively in the background.

Taskmaster – Thursday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.

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