News: Taskmaster Podcast to Return In 2021

News: Taskmaster Podcast to Return In 2021

After reaching 1.5 Million downloads with its debut series, the official Taskmaster Podcast is set to launch a second series in the new year hosted by Series 9 Taskmaster Champion Ed Gamble. Produced by the creators of the hit show, the podcast will be available to download from 7th January 2021. 

Joined by a special guest each week, the new series sees Gamble revisit Series One of Taskmaster, where the most ferociously fought battle of comedic minds began. Each episode will follow the journeys of the five brave, ignorant souls who stepped up to the call of the Taskmaster, oblivious to what they were getting into and paving the way for nine more legendary task-based tournaments. These trailblazers were: Frank Skinner (Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast, Absolute), Josh Widdicombe (The Last Leg, Ch4), Roisin Conaty (GameFace, Ch4), Romesh Ranganathan (The Ranganation, BBC Two), and Tim Key (This Time with Alan Partridge, BBC One).

The Taskmaster Podcast reached No. 1 in the podcast charts the week of its release, with the trailer reaching No. 2 before any episode had aired. The first series received 1.5 Million downloads and listens across iTunes and the Taskmaster YouTube channel.

The news arrives as the BAFTA winning television show, starring Greg Davies and show creator Alex Horne as his proficient assistant, enjoyed its best performance on record which saw its final episode crown Richard Herring as the Series 10 Taskmaster Champion, while the brand-new one-off special Taskmaster’s New Year Treat is set to air on New Year’s Day at 9pm featuring celebrity guests: John Hannah (Four Weddings and Funeral), Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Ways to Change the World Podcast, Channel 4), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Channel 4, Bridgerton, Netflix), Rylan Clark-Neal, and Shirley Ballas (Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One).

The Taskmaster Podcast is available to download from Thursday 7th January 2021

 

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