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Taskmaster viewers f***ing furious as censored version accidentally aired

Taskmaster series 12 kicked off last night (Picture: Channel 4)

Taskmaster viewers were left f***ing furious last night after all the swear words were bleeped out of the broadcast.

But if you were among them, don’t worry – the show isn’t being cleaned up as part of some new Channel 4 directive.

Greg Davies and Alex Horne have apologised after the censored version of Taskmaster was accidentally aired instead of the full sweary version.

Series 12 of the comedy show kicked off last night, with Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell attempting to win points by executing increasingly ridiculous tasks at the request of the Taskmaster himself, Greg.

However, while viewers are used to plenty of expletives being dropped by the frustrated contestants, they were surprised that all swear words were bleeped out during the show.

It turns out the wrong version was aired, with Greg tweeting: ‘So sorry the bleeped version of Taskmaster got accidentally played out tonight but I’m so delighted to see so many people livid about a lack of bad language. Normal service resumed next week. #XXXXup.’

Greg’s right-hand man Alex also cleared things up, after previously tweeting: ‘Taskmaster in 9 minutes! I think the bleeped version will be on All4 tomorrow so that’s good news too! Enjoy. They’re a fine fine bunch.’

 

 

He later clarified: ‘Ah, just come off stage & have been told many times that the wrong versioning Taskmaster was played out. Really sorry. Bleeped should be on All4. The normal version of this ep will be there soon. And normal service resumed next week.’

Fans were mightily relieved that the effing and blinding would return, while a vast majority believed that every swear had actually been a C-bomb.

One person tweeted: ‘I did wonder! I was also livid, especially as Morgana seemed to hardly said a word as it was mostly bleeped’, while another wrote: ‘How refreshing to see someone apologise for not broadcasting the swearing on TV.’

Standout quotes missed due to the censoring included Morgana calling Alex ‘a little b*****d’ and ‘the little f***er’ – the latter insult she received a bonus point for.

Morgana’s choice swears were bleeped out (Picture: Channel 4)

After each episode premieres on Channel 4, two versions are available to stream on All4 – the original expletive-filled version, and a censored version suitable for family viewing.

Last night’s return of Taskmaster saw the five new celebrities trying to hit Alex with a ball, painting a portrait of Greg on their backs on a canvas either six inches above them or six feet above them, and trying to pop a balloon with slingshots, darts and rubber ducks.

The series has already given us a Taskmaster moment for the ages, as Desiree channelled all her rage into throwing ducks, darts, pebbles and forks at the elusive balloon.

Morgana came out on top in the episode, but with another nine episodes to go, anybody could find themselves winning the bust of Greg Davies’ head.

Last series was won by Aussie comic Sarah Kendall, while an upcoming Champion of Champions series this year will see former winners Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Liza Tarbuck, Lou Sanders and Richard Herring compete for the title.

Taskmaster continues Thursday nights on Channel 4 at 9pm.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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