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Taskmaster 2020 cast line up and release date for series 10 as show moves to Channel 4

Taskmaster series 10 line up and start date

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The release date and cast line up for Series 10 of Taskmaster on Channel 4 has been confirmed.

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

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It was announced in 2019 that the show will move to Channel 4 for its upcoming tenth series.

When does Taskmaster start?

Channel 4 has confirmed that the ten-part series will begin on Thursday, October 15 at 9PM.

Episodes will air weekly on TV and online via the All 4 player, where the first nine series of Taskmaster are also available to stream or download for free.

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

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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.

Taskmaster series 10 cast

Those taking part on the series 10 line up are: BAFTA winning actress and writer Daisy May Cooper; Acclaimed comedian, writer and director Johnny Vegas; BAFTA winning actress Katherine Parkinson; Comedian and actor Mawaan Rizwan and comedian, multi-award-winning podcaster and writer Richard Herring.

Series 10 will run for ten episodes.

Channel 4 has signed a six-series deal to air the show with repeated episodes on E4.

Alex Horne, the show’s creator, said previously: "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.”

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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.”