Preview: Taskmaster

Greg Davies sits at the wheel and everybody wants to get their hands on his golden noggin. Photo: Channel 4

Greg Davies is back at the helm as the eponymous taskmaster, hosting the 12th series of the BAFTA-winning show. The five brave souls fighting to impress Davies and receive a golden bust of his head for their mantelpiece are: Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell.

All of these (pointless) but highly challenging tasks will test the quintet’s ingenuity, dexterity and calmness under pressure. In the opening episode, Greg and Alex welcome the five fresh competitors to a round of obstacles featuring creepers, catapults and one fake, but no less confounding, cactus.

Taskmaster – Thursday at 9pm on Channel 4