News: Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc Join Taskmaster Cast

Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc and Noel Fielding will compete to be crowned Taskmaster champion in series four of the hit show starring BAFTA-nominated Greg Davies and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Alex Horne. Series four and five of Taskmaster, 2015’s most watched commission on UKTV Play, are scheduled to air in 2017. 

In each series the Taskmaster and his loyal assistant will judge five new unwitting comedians as they compete against each other with creativity, cunning and genius in a series of stupefying tasks. Series one was won by Josh Widdicombe, and Katherine Ryan took home the series two crown. Series three premiered with 836k viewers (consolidated), making it the highest original non-scripted series of 2016.

An Avalon Television production, series four and five of Taskmaster were commissioned by Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning at UKTV and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning and Dave general manager, Steve North. Executive producers for the series are Alex Horne (who also devised the show), Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday, and Andy Devonshire (The Apprentice andThe Great British Bake Off), who also acts as series director, and Hilary Rosen for UKTV. Andy Cartwright is series producer.

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