Taskmaster will return to Dave this year with series nine and a new line up of celebrity contestants.
Fresh from its latest run, Greg Davies will be back in his role as the almighty Taskmaster for a brand new series later in 2019.
The show, which has picked up Emmy, BAFTA, RTS, and Broadcasting Press Guild award nominations - and won Best Entertainment Programme at Broadcast Awards 2018 - will start on TV in September.
Series 9 of Taskmaster will see Greg’s faithful underling sidekick, Alex Horne 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 2019 line up
Competing to win the Taskmaster’s golden likeness and the coveted title of ‘Taskmaster Series 9 Champion’ are: David Baddiel (Olivier Award nominated comedian, author, and presenter), Ed Gamble (comedian, BBC Two’s Mock The Week regular and chart-topping podcaster with Off Menu) and Jo Brand (comedian, writer and star of BAFTA-winning series BBC Four’s Getting On).
Joining them are Katy Wix (comedian and actress featuring in BBC One’s Ghosts, and Channel 4’s The Windsors), and Rose Matafeo (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2018, comedian and writer, ITV’s Royal Variety Performance).
Subjecting themselves to the Taskmaster’s characteristically unpredictable rulings and flippant scoring system, this band of hopefuls will be put through a relentlessly bizarre series of tasks spread over ten nail-biting episodes to determine the next Taskmaster Champion.
They follow the most recent line up which included BAFTA winning comedian Iain Stirling, actor and writer Joe Thomas, stand-up Lou Sanders, comedian and champion quizzer Paul Sinha, and BAFTA winning actor Sian Gibson.
Meanwhile, the Taskmaster Book is now on sale. Titled, 200 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People, the Taskmaster Book was met with huge popularity, sold over 60K copies following publication. A paperback version will be released on 5th September, while a Taskmaster boardgame is set to be released in Autumn this year.
You can watch all past episodes of Taskmaster for free online within the UK via UKTV Play.
The new series will start on TV in September 2019 on Dave, available on Sky 155, Freeview 17, BT & TalkTalk 17, Freesat 160.