Fresh from its BAFTA triumph, Taskmaster returns for more hilarious idiocy, now in its new home on Channel 4. The Taskmaster is, of course, man-mountain Greg Davies, and as ever, he is assisted by his tiny administrative wonk, Alex Horne. The five lambs to the slaughter for this sparkling season are comedians Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring. This brand new series features a whole heap of brand new tasks, designed to test the ingenuity and creativity of these talented contestants, from teapot-decorating to footwear-catapulting. During the weird and wonderful challenges, Greg’s PA Alex Horne will be looking on, making notes, recording times and gorging on pure, unadulterated stats. After 10 episodes, the winner will walk away with Greg’s golden head tucked under one arm and a genuine sense of accomplishment under the other. The losers, meanwhile, may never recover from the wounds inflicted by the Taskmaster’s serrated tongue… In episode one, the new batch of contestants get stuck in with giant bears, disappearing cows and flying eggs.
Taskmaster: God’s Haemorrhoid – Tuesday 10.20pm on Channel 4