The thirteenth series of Taskmaster kicks off tonight on Channel 4, with Greg Davies and little Alex Horne returning to our screens to put a whole new celebrity cast through ridiculous challenges.


Fresh out of the Great Celebrity Bake Off tent, Horne is back with his tablet full of stats as he asks the likes of Chris Ramsay, Judi Love, Ardal O'Hanlon and other comedians in the Taskmaster season 13 cast to dive headfirst into silly yet hugely entertaining tasks.

Tonight's premiere episode will see the contestants attempt to "paint perfectly with their lips, effectively wrangle a cement mixer and chase Alex Horne around a tree while he's pedalling a tricycle", according to Channel 4 – so in other words, just a standard day in the Taskmaster house then.

Read on for everything we know so far about Taskmaster season 13.

Taskmaster season 13 release date

Confirmed: Taskmaster season 13 begins tonight (Thursday 14th April) at 9pm on Channel 4.

The release date was revealed by Alex Horne, who set up a treasure hunt on Twitter on the morning of 30th March.

We won't tell you exactly how to solve the treasure hunt, but we have included the video you'll find at the end of it, containing that all-important release date:

Taskmaster season 13 contestants

The Taskmaster season 13 line-up has been announced!

Ardal O’Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker will be taking part in the next season, so get your predictions in now on who’s going to win Greg’s golden head.

O'Hanlon will be best known to viewers for starring in the likes of Father Ted and Death in Paradise, while Christie is an award-winning stand-up whose shows have included A Bic for Her and War Donkey.

Chris Ramsey co-hosts the Sh***ed Married Annoyed podcast with his wife Rosie, and has starred in the likes of The Chris Ramsey Show, Little Mix: The Search and Strictly Come Dancing.

Love has also starred in Strictly, appearing on the 2021 series with pro partner Graziano Di Prima, and is also a regular panellist on Loose Women, while Duker is a comedian and writer who has appeared on the likes of Frankie Boyle's New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week.

Taskmaster season 13 hosts

The Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies, will of course return for season 13 alongside his sidekick "little" Alex Horne, who is the creator of the show.

The presenting pair have been with Taskmaster since the very first series in 2015 and have since hosted 12 batches as well as a Champion of Champions season and a New Year special.

Taskmaster season 13 trailer

We have a trailer for the show's next season, although it doesn't give too much away beyond the line-up. Watch the promo below to see Alex Horne unveil the season 13 contestants.

To keep you in the Taskmaster mood while we wait for a full trailer, why not check out this compilation of best bits from the gameshow?

Taskmaster will return to Channel 4 on 14th April. If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide. Visit our hub for more Entertainment news.


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