It's been a while since Taskmaster was on our TV screens, with comedian Dara Ó Briain winning the latest instalment of Champion of Champions.

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Following the special episode, Channel 4 gave fans some extra information about what to expect from the upcoming season – including the famous faces who will be taking part.

As ever, Alex Horne and Greg Davies returned and set a series of truly bizarre challenges for a line-up of comedic guests, but just when will viewers be able to tune in?

Read on for everything we know so far about Taskmaster season 17.

Will there be a Taskmaster season 17?

Sam Campbell, Sue Perkins, Susan Wokoma, Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Julian Clary and Lucy Beaumont in Taskmaster season 16 promo image standing on the set of Taskmaster
Sam Campbell, Sue Perkins, Susan Wokoma, Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Julian Clary and Lucy Beaumont in Taskmaster season 16. Simon Webb/Channel 4

Yes! In March 2023, Channel 4 confirmed an additional six seasons of Taskmaster UK had been commissioned, meaning season 17 will be on screens at some point this year.

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As has been the case for the past few seasons, it is expected that two seasons per year will be rolled out.

Is there a release date for Taskmaster season 17?

Not yet. At the moment there is no confirmed date for Taskmaster season 17, but Alex Horne has teased when viewers can get their next fix. Speaking on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Horne said the next series "starts soon".

"I'm gonna say it might be March," he added.

Has the Taskmaster season 17 line-up been confirmed?

Joanne McNally, John Robins, Nick Mohammed, Sophie Willan and Steve Pemberton in the confirmed line-up for Taskmaster season 17.
Joanne McNally, John Robins, Nick Mohammed, Sophie Willan and Steve Pemberton in the confirmed line-up for Taskmaster season 17. Channel 4

It sure has. The cast of the Taskmaster season 17 was announced following Champion of Champions coming to an end and fans are in for a treat.

The line-up is as follows:

  • Joanne McNally
  • John Robins
  • Nick Mohammed
  • Sophie Willan
  • Steve Pemberton

Taskmaster season 17 hosts

Once again, the celebrity contestants will be overseen by Greg Davies and Alex Horne, who will return as presenters of the show.

Is there a trailer for Taskmaster season 17?

There isn't a trailer for Taskmaster season 17 yet, but once there is we'll be sure to update this page.

Taskmaster's previous seasons are available to watch on Channel 4.

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