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Taskmaster reveals series 8 contestants including Joe Thomas and Iain Stirling

Find out who else will be taking part in the new series.

Taskmaster series 8
Credit: UKTV

Taskmaster is returning to Dave in May and today the contestants for the new series have been revealed.

The UKTV Original show’s eighth series will see Greg Davies return as the Taskmaster and Little Alex Horne as the stats keeper. Taking part are comedian Iain Stirling (Love Island, Host of Dog Ate My Homework), actor and writer Joe Thomas (Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), stand-up Lou Sanders (8 Out of 10 Cats, Sick of It), comedian and champion quizzer Paul Sinha (The Chase, Tonight At The Palladium), and actor Sian Gibson (Peter Kay’s Car Share, Murder On the Blackpool Express).

Only one of the contestants will win the series and be crowned the next Taskmaster Champion.

Taskmaster is produced by Avalon. The series has improved its viewing figures series on series with series 7 being the most successful to date.

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In 2018 Taskmaster was crowned Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Awards. It’s picked up a slew of other nominations including an International Emmy for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment, two BAFTA nominations for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, RTS Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award, and two further nominations at the Broadcast Awards 2019 for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Multichannel Programme.

The eighth series of Taskmaster will air on Dave in May and you can catch up on series 1-7 on UKTV Play.


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