Award-winning series Taskmaster has been secured by Channel 4 as part of a three-year deal with the show’s producer Avalon.
Initially a live show at the Edinburgh Fest Fringe, Taskmaster was originally developed with Channel 4 and then later commissioned by UKTV where it aired on Dave for nine series.
The series follows Greg Davies and show creator Alex Horne as they host a series of complex and comedic challenges that test the wit of a line-up of famous contestants.
Following the six series deal, new episodes of Taskmaster will air on Channel 4.
Horne commented: “We’ve had an amazing nine series on Dave and I’d like to thank UKTV for letting us do such ridiculous things for so long.
“It seems like the right time to move to a channel with a broader audience and I can reassure people who like the show that it won’t be changing one bit and I’ll still be forced to do things no one should ever have to do.”
“For the first time in our working relationship I agree with little Alex Horne,” said Davies.
“I do take issue with the notion that the show will remain exactly the same however as I have made it my personal mission to break his spirit. I will remain even handed with contestants of course, but it really is going to get unpleasant for him.”
“Taskmaster is anarchic, original and a brilliant springboard for new comic talent,” added Ian Katz, director of programmes at Channel 4.
“It’s everything we look for in a Channel 4 show and like millions of others I’m a massive fan.”
The new series of Taskmaster will air on Channel 4 in 2020 alongside repeats of the show on E4 from late 2020.