Taskmaster series 9 launches next month

Taskmaster series 9 launches next month

David Baddiel and Jo Brand will star on the new series of ‘Taskmaster’.
Greg Davies will be back in the titular role for a ninth series of Dave’s competitive comedy show when it returns on September 4 with another batch of celebrities looking to take home the golden trophy.
As well as David and Jo, Ed Gamble, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo will also star in a comedian-heavy run while Alex Horne will be back as Greg’s popular personal secretary.
The new quintet will be faced with a range of simple – yet very complicated – tasks which they have to perform competently and without looking too foolish.
This is easier said than done, and the five stars are sure to be in line for a verbal put down from the taskmaster himself.
The upcoming ninth series was commissioned before the previous season – which featured ‘The Inbetweeners’ actor Joe Thomas, ‘The Chase’ quizzer Paul Sinha, ‘Car Share’ actress Sian Gibson, ‘Love Island’ narrator Iain Stirling and eventual winner Lou Sanders – had even made it to air, with the hit show standing tall as the channel’s most successful original format.
Alex created the programme, originally as a live show, and he previously admitted he’s delighted with how far the show has come since it first aired in 2015.
He said: "I recently watched an episode from the first series of Taskmaster and was amazed at how fresh-faced and cheerful I looked. 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."