Dara O Briain and Sarah Millican lead Taskmaster series 14 line-up


Taskmaster series 14
We can’t wait for the new series! (Picture: Channel 4)

Despite only being a few weeks since the Champion of Champions was crowned, the brand new cast of Taskmaster has already been revealed ahead of series 14.

Dara O Briain and Sarah Millican are among the famous faces who will compete on the Channel 4 show.

The comedy gameshow sees five celebrities compete in a series of bizarre challenges presented to them by the Taskmaster Greg Davies.

Comedians O Briain, 50, and Millican, 47, will join actor John Kearns, stand-up comic Fern Brady and digital creator Munya Chawawa to compete to be crowned Taskmaster champion.

O Briain is best known for Mock the Week and hosting BBC Two’s The Apprentice aftershow You’re Fired, and is sure to bring all the comedy alongside TikTok star Chawawa, and stand-up comic who has performed on Live at the Apollo Brady.

Taskmaster's Greg Davies and Alex Horne
It’s time for Greg Davies and Alex Horne to return to their thrones (Picture: Channel 4 / Simon Webb)

Completing the line-up are Kearns, who was assistant host of the last three series of Comedy Central’s Guessable, and comedy legend Millican, who has been named one of Woman’s Hour’s 100 most powerful women in the past.

Davies, 54, will return to his throne as Taskmaster, rightfully beside his co-host (Little) Alex Horne, who will adjudicate on the new round of comic hopefuls as they take part in the challenges.

Dara O Briain
Dara O Briain is leading the line up (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Sarah Millican
Comedy legend Sarah Millican will also feature (Picture: UKTV)
Munya Chawawa
Digital creator Munya Chawawa also joins the line-up (Picture: Getty)

Previous winners of the show include Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Liza Tarbuck, Lou Sanders and Richard Herring, who all returned for the ultimate battle on Thursday evening, with a one-off special to be crowned Champion of Champions.

Season 13 saw Ardal O’Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsay, Judi Love and Sophie Dukar battle to win Davies’ iconic golden head.

The Bafta-winning programme was created by Horne, and first aired on UKTV’s Dave before moving to Channel 4 in 2019, after which it achieved its best performance on record, reaching 3.9 million consolidated views with its launch.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Horne hosted #HomeTasking, which saw a series of tasks for the public to complete in their own homes – a selection of which were posted on the show’s YouTube channel and judged by Davies.

Taskmaster will return to Channel 4 later this year, with old series available to watch on All4.

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