Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Channel 4 announces line-up for Taskmaster’s New Year Treat

Greg Davies and Alex Horne (credit: Channel 4)

The hard-driving Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant Alex Horne will be welcoming five famous faces from across the varied spectrum of news and entertainment to compete against each other in ludicrous challenges.

Channel 4 news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murphy will be battling against Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan, television presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, superstar dancer and Strictly judge Shirley Ballas and acclaimed film actor John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral) to win the coveted Taskmaster trophy.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosts Brexit: What The Nation Really Thinks for Channel 4

Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Credit: Channel 4)

The discussion will take place in Birmingham, the most evenly split city in Britain in the EU referendum, and cover a range of issues such as immigration, the economy and Northern Ireland.

As the Brexit deadline nears, many are calling for a second referendum to give the public a final say on Britain’s future relations with the EU.

The programme will present and explore Channel 4’s exclusive Survation poll on the public’s opinion on Brexit’s key issues.

Hard Brexit: A turn-off for TV

'Brexit Bring It On' at the London Conference (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Lord Mandelson, a self-confessed “heartbroken European”, set the tone of this debate. Unpicking 40 years of EU membership was complicated, to say the least. He declared: “Brexit is the most complex policy exercise mounted in peace time. Transitioning Britain out of its current merger with 27 other economies is a massive task and it is going to take many years.” 

The advice of the former Labour cabinet minister and European commissioner boiled down to this: “What you as an industry must first do is take a view on what outcome best serves your needs”.