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Taskmaster reveals the New Year Treat celebrity line up

TV host and Countdown veteran Carol Vorderman, Olympic champion Mo Farah, Radio 1 DJ Greg James, Chicken Shop Date's Amelia Dimoldenberg and singer Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem) will compete in the third New Year's special of the comedy competition series. 

The celebrities will take on a series of obscure tasks to impress the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, and his assistant, Little Alex Horne, to be crowned the New Year Treat's champion and take home this year's trophy: Greg's Golden Eyebrows.

Alex Mahon talks privatisation and the future of Channel 4

Session chair Amol Rajan: Did you interpret the new culture secretary saying that she is re-examining the business case for privatisation as implying that she and Prime Minister Liz Truss are not as committed to privatisation as their predecessors? 

Alex Mahon: We’re in discussion with the DCMS about where they want to end up and what the options are. I imagine they’ll look at the things that I like: facts, data and evidence. Then we’ll see what the coming weeks and months hold as they think about that. 

Channel 4’s Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama unveils star studded cast

Two men dressed as lawyers in robes and a barrister's wig, stand with two women one of which is holding a phone

Based on the real-life high court battle in 2022, known as Wagatha Christie, the drama will tell the story of the libel case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. The case hit headlines around the world and ignited a debate around privacy.

Coleen Rooney will be played by Chanel Cresswell and Rebekah Vardy by Natalia Tena. 

They will be joined by Michael Sheen as Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne and Simon Coury as Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson, who has represented multiple high profile people including King Charles III.

Grayson Perry to explore Englishness for new Channel 4 travelogue

Grayson Perry: This England (working title) will see the artist search for objects, art, design, fashion, pop culture pieces, personal mementos, family heirlooms and memorabilia to help him create his own interpretation of what it means to be English.

Perry will collect these objects from the people he meets along the way, before displaying them in an exhibition at a prestigious gallery alongside his own works of art.

Grayson Perry says the inspiration for the series came from "all the talk about identity these days."

Meet the famous faces taking part in the fourth series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

fourteen celebrities in camouflage stand in the Jordanian desert

The celebrities will be leaving their showbiz lives behind and taking part in a series of gruelling tasks in the oppressive Jordanian desert heat. 

The fourth series will be the longest series to date with seven episodes and will start with 14 celebrities taking part. Everyone will be pushed to their physical and mental limits and discover sides of themselves they didn’t know existed. 

The selection course will be run by an elite team of ex-special forces operators form the UK and USA.

Channel 4 to raise hell again with second series of Hullraisers

The announcement comes after the first series of Lucy Beaumont’s chaotic comedy celebrating northern working class women was widely acclaimed.

Centred on the tight-knit trio of Toni (Leah Brotherhead), Paula (Sinead Matthews) and Rana (Taj Atwal), Hullraisers explored their hilarious and agonising lives as they juggled work, kids, friendships and families. Series two will see them step into bright new chapters while they fight to keep everything the same.