Taskmaster to move to Channel 4 from 2020 for series 10

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Series 10 of Taskmaster will air on Channel 4 in 2020, it's been confirmed.

Taskmaster has proved a hit with viewers ever since it first premiered on UKTV's Dave in 2015.

The comedy panel game show sees a group of famous comedians set a series of weird and challenging task by almighty Taskmaster Greg Davies.

Faithful underling sidekick, Alex Horne - who created the format - accompanies the Taskmaster equipped with spreadsheets and stopwatches, eager to facilitate his master’s every whim and adjudicate his loose point system to determine a winner.

Channel 4 has signed a six-series deal to air the show from 2020.

Alex Horne, the show’s creator, said: “We’ve had an amazing nine series on Dave and I’d like to thank UKTV for letting us do such ridiculous things for so long.

"Greg and I are looking forward to getting started on a new series for Channel 4 from next year.

"It seems like the right time to move to a channel with a broader audience and I can reassure people who like the show that it won’t be changing one bit and I’ll still be forced to do things no one should ever have to do.”

The Taskmaster, Greg Davies said: “For the first time in our working relationship I agree with little Alex Horne. The nine series on UKTV have been a joy and I would echo his thanks to all involved.

"I do take issue with the notion that the show will remain exactly the same however as I have made it my personal mission to break his spirit. I will remain even handed with contestants of course, but it really is going to get unpleasant for him. Peace.”

Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes commented: “Taskmaster is anarchic, original and a brilliant springboard for new comic talent. It’s everything we look for in a Channel 4 show and like millions of others I’m a massive fan so I’m delighted it will soon be taking its place in our unrivalled slate of scripted and studio comedy.”

Karl Warner, Controller of E4 said: “Not only is Taskmaster one of the best formats on TV, it’s also one of the best launch pads for new talent.

"I’m thrilled we’re getting to build on its success across Channel 4 and E4 and can’t wait to start working with Alex, Greg and the team at Avalon.”

New episodes of Taskmaster will be broadcast on Channel 4 and repeated on E4 from late 2020.

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