Taskmaster Series 7 line-up revealed


Wednesday 4th July 2018, 10:01pm

The guest line up for Taskmaster Series 7 has been revealed.

Players in the new series will be James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang, Kerry Godliman and Rhod Gilbert. The announcement trailer is included below.

The news was revealed this evening at the end of the hit Dave comedy’s sixth series, which saw Liza Tarbuck crowned as the series champion.

The UKTV channel’s most successful original series, Taskmaster was created by Alex Horne, who serves as administrative dogsbody to Greg Davies‘s titular ‘Taskmaster’ role in the TV show, and originated as a live format performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, amongst other places.

From production company Avalon Television, the first series was first broadcast in 2015, after which its popularity has continued to grow. The most recent and upcoming series were each extended to 10-week runs.

Series 7 will be broadcast later this year, running for a further ten episodes. In September, Horne will publish his debut book, the series linked Taskmaster: 200 Extraordinary Tasks For Ordinary People.

Tickets for the studio recordings of Series 7, which begin on 19th July at Pinewood Studios, are now available.

Further information about the new series will be announced by UKTV and producers Avalon tomorrow morning.


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Alex Horne - Taskmaster: 200 Extraordinary Tasks For Ordinary People

Experience the insanity of Taskmaster first-hand, with show creator Alex Horne‘s book based on the BAFTA-nominated international hit comedy series.

Build yourself a box and think outside of it. Your time starts now…

Taskmaster is Dave‘s flagship game show with a difference. As the Taskmaster, Greg Davies sets a series of ridiculous tasks to a group of comedians with Alex Horne assisting as his right-hand man, coaxing the hopeful champions to think creatively while completing various challenges – from trying to paint the best picture of a horse (while sitting on an actual horse), to destroying a cake in a beautiful way.

Taskmaster: The Book Of Champions is the first book to accompany Dave‘s biggest-ever original series. It’s a fully-interactive guide to indulging your competitive streak and challenging your friends and family to attempt insane tasks from the comfort of your own living room. From making the most artistic tea-stain on the page to creating a self-portrait while blindfolded, this book requires you to think – and draw – outside of the box. Rivalry is encouraged, dodgy tactics rewarded and bribes accepted.

Expect cheating. Expect arguments. Expect both cheating AND arguments.

First published: Thursday 6th September 2018

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • Pages: 224
  • Minutes: 9,781

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