Taskmaster returns for series six with these celebrities
Taskmaster will return to Dave in May with series six and a new line up of celebrity contestants.
Greg Davies will be back in his role as the almighty Taskmaster for a new, 10-part series.
The show, which has picked up Emmy, BAFTA, RTS, and Broadcasting Press Guild award nominations, will start on TV in early May.
Series 6 of Taskmaster is set to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of a new host of hyper competitive comedians with an assortment of baffling and bizarre assignments.
Greg’s faithful underling sidekick, Alex Horne, will also be back to accompany the Taskmaster equipped with spreadsheets and stopwatches, eager to facilitate his master’s every whim and adjudicate his loose point system to determine a new winner.
Taskmaster line up
The quintet of unwitting hopefuls vying to be crowned champion include TV and radio presenter Alice Levine (BBC Radio 1), actor and writer Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing, BBC Three) and actress and presenter Liza Tarbuck (BBC Radio 2).
They’re joined by record-breaking comedian Russell Howard (The Russell Howard Hour, Sky), and actor and award-winning comedian Tim Vine (Not Going Out, BBC One). Rivalry amongst the contenders is encouraged, dodgy tactics rewarded, and bribes accepted in the most hard-fought and ridiculous show on TV.
Series six is part of a four series commission, so there is a lot more Taskmaster to look forward to.
Alex Horne, creator and executive producer of Taskmaster, said: “With an incredible four series commission, I am most delighted about the fact that Greg and I will have the opportunity to both test and torment 20 more familiar faces with even more silly and infuriating tasks.”
Last year saw Taskmaster: Champion of Champions reunited the victors from the first five series; Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding, Rob Beckett, Bob Mortimer, and ultimate winner Josh Widdicombe.
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