Channel 4 reveals comedy line-up for Taskmaster series 12

taskmaster series 12

In the wake of another heroically fought task tournament, BAFTA winning and International Emmy nominated Taskmaster has revealed a new host of comedy minds signing up for a fresh round of surreal challenges.

Taskmaster sees comedians placing themselves under the scrutiny of Taskmaster Greg Davies, and the watchful eye of his obedient assistant Little Alex Horne. 

The news arrives as the series 11 champion is crowned in the final episode of the critically-acclaimed show.

Taskmaster team series 12

The five brave candidates limbering up for an assault course of absurdity are: comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI, BBC Two); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo, BBC One); BAFTA nominated comedian Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three); BAFTA winning impressionist and actor Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show, Channel 4); writer, presenter and professional poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell (Only Connect, BBC Two). 

This quintet eagerly await their chance to impress the Taskmaster who will deliver his merciless verdicts on their efforts before administering points and awarding the ultimate prize in entertainment, and all time; a gold representation of his own head. 

As ever, Davies’ right-hand man and stats keeper, Alex Horne, will be diligently taking notes, recording times and offering very little assistance.

Set to air later this year and produced by Avalon, Executive Producers for the series are Alex Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday and Andy Devonshire (The Apprentice and The Great British Bake Off), who also acts as Series Director, while Andy Cartwright is Series Producer. 

Taskmaster was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris and Head of Live Events, Tom Beck.