Taskmaster returns to the small screen this week for its 16th series, with more famous candidates taking on ever more bizarre challenges under the watchful eye of Greg Davies and (Little) Alex Horne.
This season, the candidates will design new sausages and form googly-eyed gangs in their quest to be proclaimed series champion and earn the coveted prize – a gold head on a little wooden plinth.
The successful show has been a smash throughout the years as fans have gotten infatuated with various celebs making absolute idiots of themselves. It debuted on Dave in 2015 before relocating to Channel 4 in 2020.
But who is in the most recent series? Here’s what you should know…
Who is in the lineup of the new Taskmaster series?
This time around you can look forward to seeing the following celebs on Taskmaster:
- Lucy Beaumont
- Sam Campbell
- Julian Clary
- Sue Perkins
- Susan Wokoma
Lucy Beaumont is a stand-up comedian who has been on shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Meet The Richardsons, as well as in a documentary with her husband, comic Jon Richardson.
Sam Campbell is a stand-up comedian who has previously acted in Channel 4 sitcom Stath Lets Flats, and many will remember Julian Clary from the 1980s comedy series Friday Night Live, as well as TV shows Sticky Moments, Murder Most Fab, and Celebrity Big Brother, which he won in 2012.
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Sue Perkins is well-known to audiences as the former presenter of The Great British Bake Off, which she co-hosted with comedic partner Mel Giedroyc – while actress Susan Wokoma, renowned for her appearances in Chewing Gum and Enola Holmes, rounds out the cast.
They’ll all be attempting to emulate incumbent champion Mae Martin, who won season 15 ahead of Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and Jenny Eclair.
When is Taskmaster on?
The show premieres on Channel 4 on Thursday, September 21 at 9 p.m.
The first episode promises jousting, a difficult chore using a pyramid of cans, and a weird race featuring enormous ducks.
The programme lasts one hour before 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown at 10 p.m.
If you miss it, you may watch it later on Channel 4’s streaming service 4od.
The next season is slated to continue for ten weeks, so the winner should be announced in November.