Inbetweener’s actor Joe Thomas and Love Island narrator Ian Stirling are among the new comedians lined up for Taskmaster’s eighth series.
They will be joined by stand-up Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha (The Chase) and Sian Gibson (Car Share), all set to bravely face the challenges set by Taskmaster Greg Davies.
Creator and stats keeper Alex Horne will also be returning to the game show, which was originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Previous contestants include Jessica Knappett (Drifters), James Acaster (Would I Lie to You?) and Rhod Gilbert (8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).
“I recently watched an episode from the first series of Taskmaster and was amazed at how fresh-faced and cheerful I looked,” commented creator Alex Horne.
“I had no idea then that I’d still be serving such a powerful Taskmaster now or that I would have been demeaned in so many different ways in the intervening 50 episodes. I am a very lucky little man.”
Luke Hales, Channel Director of Dave added: “If there is one show on Dave that really sums up the heart, soul and ambition of the channel, it is Taskmaster. The show was brilliant from the off and continues to go from strength to strength – it feels as fresh, funny and distinct as it did back in 2015.
“It’s great to see that we can continue to grow the show even after seven series and I don’t think we have reached the ceiling yet, especially now we can more accurately measure its consumption across all platforms.”
The new series will air on Dave in May.