YOU can now set a date with the Taskmaster as the date for the new series has just been revealed.
So when will we see the five new comedians tackling the tasks set by Greg Davies as the show heads to Channel 4 for the first time?
When is series ten of Taskmaster on Channel 4?
Taskmaster fans will be thrilled to learn that the tenth series of Taskmaster is beginning on Thursday, October 15.
The comedy panel show will air at 9pm.
The show will be broadcast on Channel 4 for the first time after the first nine seasons aired on Dave.
However if you missed the first nine series, they are available to watch on All 4.
Each episode is expected to be repeated on E4 with Karl Warner, Controller of E4, saying: “Not only is Taskmaster one of the best formats on TV, it’s also one of the best launch pads for new talent.
"I’m thrilled we’re getting to build on its success across Channel 4 and E4.”
Who is the lineup for Taskmaster series ten?
The lineup of comedians has finally been revealed for the Channel 4 show.
Here's who's taking on the tasks under the watchful eye of the Taskmaster's assistant, Little Alex Horne.
Daisy May Cooper
Daisy, 34, is a well-known face for fans of BBC's This Country.
In the rural mockumentary, Daisy plays Kerry Mucklowe, a role she won a Bafta for Best Female Comedy Performance.
When picking up her gong in 2018, Daisy wore a floor length red Swindon Town FC gown.
In 2019 she made another fashion statement turning up to the awards in a black binbag frock.
The actress, who has also starred in The Wrong Mans and on Celebrity Gogglebox, is announced the birth of her second child with husband Will Weston at the beginning of September 2020.
Comedian and actor Johnny, 49, has starred in a full range of shows from comedies Benidorm and Still Open All Hours to dramas such as Bleak House.
He's also a dab hand at pottery having made guest appearances in The Great British Pottery Throw Down.
The actor lost three stone in weight revealing his new figure in 2018.
Katherine has been a regular on our screens since 2005, starring in The IT Crowd, Humans, Hang Ups and Defending The Guilty.
She won a Bafta for Best Female Comedy Performance for her role of Jen Barber in The IT Crowd in 2014.
Katherine is married to Toast Of England actor Harry Peacock and the couple have two daughters, Dora and Gwendolyn.
Mawaan, 27, is an actor, writer and comedian.
He's starred as Imi in Murdered By My Father and Omar Shirani in Next Of Kin.
His brother Nabhaan starred in Informer and his mum Shahnaz has performed in Indian television series This Is Love.
Raised in a Muslim family, Mawaan came out as gay at the age of 24.
In 2015 he travelled to the country of his birth, Pakistan, to film How Gay is Pakistan? which is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
In 2020 he will also be on our screens in Two Weeks To Live plus providing the role of MC on Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club.
Richard began his comedic career as part of double act Lee and Herring.
He's a regular at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and he's often on the road touring the UK with his comedy shows.
He had to cancel dates on his 2020 RHLSTP tour, but is performing some of the gigs on Twitch.
The busy star tweeted on July 29: "Started recording Taskmaster in December last year, got Palin confirmed as a RHLSTP guest in early Jan and then got offered a gig at the O2.
"Had a good series of Relativity recorded by end of Jan and a book deal.
"You can understand why I though 2020 was going to be a great year!"
Has Taskmaster changed channels?
The comedy show that sees comedians given tasks under the watchful eye of "Little Alex Horne", the Taskmaster, Greg Davies' assistant, has moved to Channel 4.
Taskmaster, the brainchild of Horne, had been aired on Dave since 2015 for all of its nine series.
On November 22, 2019, Horne tweeted: "Hello! Taskmaster is moving. To Channel 4. I promise the show won't change & there'll be the same amount of personal and professional humiliation.
"Thank you to everyone at UKTV for looking after us so brilliantly for 9 series. V excited. But now I have to go and clean the house."
Dave Channel, known for its funny tweets, replied "Oh" before adding: "@Channel4, treat Alex well, he needs feeding and watering when Greg isn’t around, we’ve left some eggs in the caravan for you."
When was Taskmaster series nine on Dave?
The winner of series nine of Taskmaster was crowned on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Funnyman Ed Gamble saw off the challenge of David Baddiel, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matefeo
The show has had nine seasons plus a Champion of Champions final on Dave.
How does Taskmaster work?
The TV series stars comedian and actor Greg Davies in the title role of the Taskmaster.
Alex Horne acts as Greg's assistant and umpire during the challenges.
The Taskmaster's job is to set simple comedic and bizarre tasks to five contestants – usually comedians.
After the challenges have been shown it is up to the Taskmaster to allocate points – and he can be ruthless.
The winner takes home a trophy of Greg's head.
Who is Alex Horne?
Alex, 40, is a British comedian who created and wrote Taskmaster.
He is often referred to on the show as "Little Alex Horne", although he is in fact 6ft 2inches tall.
He is also the host of The Horne Section, a live music variety show which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Dave.
Alex has also appeared on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Who is the Taskmaster, Greg Davies?
Greg takes on the role as Taskmaster – assisted by Alex Horne.
He is a stand-up comic who has also starred in The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo and Man Down.
Greg stands at a height of 6ft 8in – and he has size 13 feet.
Who has won Taskmaster so far?
The nine series winners so far are:
- Josh Widdicombe
- Katherine Ryan
- Rob Beckett
- Noel Fielding
- Bob Mortimer
- Liza Tarbuck
- Kerry Godliman
- Lou Sanders
- Ed Gamble
Josh Widdicombe won a Champion of Champions edition in 2017.
Fans will now see series 10 on Channel 4 – but it's not known if a Champion of Champions will follow pitting series 6-10 winners against each other.
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