Channel 4 has announced the line up for the first series of Taskmaster on the channel.

The Avalon show, that originally ran on UKTV’s Dave, will again have Alex Horne and Greg Davies leading proceedings.

Hoping to be crowned the next champion are: BAFTA winning actress and writer Daisy May Cooper (This Country, BBC Three),  comedian, writer and director Johnny Vegas (Benidorm, ITV), BAFTA winning actress Katherine Parkinson (IT Crowd, Channel 4), comedian and actor Mawaan Rizwan (Live At The Apollo, BBC Two), and comedian, multi-award-winning podcaster and writer Richard Herring (RHLSTP).

The original Taskmaster programme and format combined has been sold into 106 countries, with 140 episodes of the format being made outside the UK including local versions of the show produced for VTM in Belgium, TVE in Spain, and TVNZ in New Zealand, and a second series for Discovery in Norway, a fourth series for TV2 in Denmark, as well as two brand new series for MTV in Finland, and an award-winning fifth series for STV in Sweden. While the UK original programme is making it’s U.S. debut on 2nd August on The CW Network.

Jon Creamer

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