Preview: Taskmaster

Taskmaster - Greg Davies and Alex Horne

Episode 3/10.

The infallible Greg Davies hosts, as noble knights Dara Ó Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican battle to win this elaborate joust to become the 14th Taskmaster champion. Nestled both in the heart of the action and at Greg’s feet is Little Alex Horne, the Taskmaster’s assistant.

As our quintet of cowering comics head out into the wilderness, Alex takes notes and records numbers with admirable (bordering on irritating) efficiency.

By the end of this episode, many curious questions will be answered. Can Alex Horne throw a ball over a house? Why would Munya Chawawa punch a bucket of sand? Does Dara Ó Briain enjoy the conga? Can Fern Brady fly? Is Sarah Millican fireproof? Why is John Kearns so disliked by his own teammates? And, perhaps most curious of all, why is the notoriously brutal Taskmaster treating the whole gang to a delicious dessert?

Taskmaster – Thursday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.