Taskmaster: When does it start on Channel 4? Who are the contestants? Will Greg Davies and Alex Horne return? All you need to know

The series moves from Dave to Channel 4 for its tenth season, but the Greg Davies and Alex Horne show will still be just as strange. Here is who’s taking part…

By Alex Fletcher Published: 11 September 2020 - 10.45am
UKTV

The International Emmy, triple Bafta nominated and all round weird and wonderful entertainment series Taskmaster is back, but it’s got a new home.

This autumn the show moves from Dave to Channel 4, but don’t worry because that’s the only thing they’re planning to change on the entertainment behemoth as it begins its 10th series.

Here is everything you need to know about Taskmaster series 10…

Watch the first Taskmaster trailer

The new series must be getting closer because Channel 4 are now teasing the series with a trailer.

The trailer, which airs for the first time tonight at 9pm on Channel 4, shows the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, poke fun at the fact that the show was originally developed for Channel 4 before being picked up by Dave where it aired for ten successful series.

Holding court on their gleaming thrones for the first time on Channel 4 will be Greg Davies as the incomparable and all-powerful Taskmaster, and Alex Horne as his faithful sidekick and general dogsbody.

Wax seals will open, dreams will be made and/or broken, and Little Alex Horne will be wrapped around his master’s little finger providing stats and moral support in the most ridiculous and ferociously fought game show on television.

When does Taskmaster start on Channel 4?

The 10th series will begin this autumn. Praise the heavens for such much needed light relief and silliness in 2020.

Who are the comedians, celebrities and cast in Taskmaster series 10?

The Taskmaster lineup for series 10 on Channel 4 Channel 4

This year’s batch of famous faces, who are putting themselves through the embarrassing and surreal Taskmaster challenges include five very familiar TV stars.

This Country actress and writer Daisy May Cooper, and acclaimed comedian, writer and director Johnny Vegas are perfectly cast for the show.

They’ll be joined by The IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson and comedian and actor Mawaan Rizwan.

Completing the lineup is podcaster and comic Richard Herring.

Will Taskmaster Gregg and 'little' Alex Horne return?

Of course they will. It wouldn’t be Taskmaster without them.

Greg Davies will be perched on his gleaming Taskmaster throne, while Alex Horne is back as his faithful sidekick and general dogsbody.

What is Taskmaster?

If you’ve somehow managed to miss the critically acclaimed and extremely funny entertainment series, you’ve been missing out.

Based on Alex Horne’s Edinburgh Fringe show, the series first aired on Dave in 2015.

Across nine series, the show has gripped, thrilled and tickled millions of viewers as comedians have taken on a series perplexing and extraordinary challenges – all for the glory of being Taskmaster champion.

Previous winners have included Ed Gamble, Katherine Ryan, Rob Beckett, Noel Fielding, Josh Widdicombe and the unforgettable Bob Mortimer.

For a flavour of the show, check out Bob Motimer’s finest moments below…

Taskmaster starts on Channel 4 in autumn 2020.