Nic Wright

Contestants revealed for new Taskmaster series

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The comics who will take on Greg Davies’ Taskmaster in series two of the comedy challenge show have been revealed.

Jon Richardson, Richard Osman, Joe Wilkinson, Katherine Ryan and Doc Brown taking on the ridiculous tasks set by Greg Davies and Alex Horne for the second series of the Dave show.

The programme began life as an Edinburgh Fringe show in 2010, created and written by Horne.

Taskmaster’s first series saw Roisin Conaty, Tim Key, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and Josh Widdicombe compete against each other across several ludicrous challenges – such as painting a picture of a horse while riding a horse – in an effort to be crowned the series’ winner.

The new series will be broadcast later this year, and has already been commissioned for a third series, which is expected to air next year.

Dave said: “As the Taskmaster, Greg Davies will set a series of stupefying tasks to this brand-new group of comedians with Alex Horne assisting as his right-hand-man, coaxing the hopeful champions to show their creativity, conniving and competitiveness.

“Once again, rivalry will be encouraged, dodgy tactics rewarded and pitiful attempts scoffed at in the most dogged, hard-fought and ridiculous comedy show on TV.”