Taskmaster series 12 cast: who is in the lineup of new contestants with Morgana Robinson and Desiree Burch?

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The comedy game show will be back for another season with a new lineup of famous faces taking part

Comedy game show Taskmaster has become a huge hit on Channel 4, as each season a group of celebrities are tasked with some of the most surreal and bizarre challenges on TV, in hopes of being crowned the winner and taking home the Taskmaster trophy.

The cast for the newest series has officially been announced - this is everything you need to know.

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Who is in the series 12 cast?

The new lineup has finally been revealed (Photo: Channel 4/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images/Desiree Burch)The new lineup has finally been revealed (Photo: Channel 4/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images/Desiree Burch)
The new lineup has finally been revealed (Photo: Channel 4/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images/Desiree Burch)

Greg Davies (Cuckoo, Man Down) and Alex Horne (The Last Leg, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown) will of course return to their roles as hosts of Taskmaster.

Davies acts as the Taskmaster himself, allocating points and deciding winners, while Horne keeps score and supervises contestants during their tasks.

The two have hosted the show together since it debuted on Dave in 2015.

These are the contestants who will be taking part in series 12.

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Alan Davies

Alan Davies is a stand-up comic, writer, actor and TV presenter.

You might recognise Davies from his roles as Jonathan Creek from Jonathan Creek, Alastair Kavanagh from Damned, Roland White from Whites and of course as himself on QI.

Desiree Burch

Desiree Burch is an American comedian and TV host, originally from California, but currently resides in London.

In 2015, Burch won the Funny Women Stage Award, and since then she has appeared on the likes of Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, Mock the Week and QI.

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In 2020, Burch became the narrator for Netflix’s reality dating show Too Hot to Handle.

Guz Khan

Also a comic and actor, Guz Khan is best known for his work on TV show Man Like Mobeen and his stand up appearances on Live at the Apollo.

Prior to becoming a comedian, Khan worked as a teacher at Grace Academy, in Coventry, teaching Humanities.

Morgana Robinson

Impressionist and comedian Morgana Robinson was born in Australia, but her family moved to England when she was three. She is best known for her comedy sketch show Morgana Robinon’s the Agency.

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You may also recognise Robinson as Pippa in The Windsors, Julie in House of Fools, and a number of historical figures including Mary Magdalene and Daphne du Maurier in Psychobitches.

Victoria Coren Mitchell

Changing up the lineup of comedians and actors is Victoria Coren Mitchell, an English writer, presenter and professional poker player.

She was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour, the first player to win both a televised professional tournament and a televised celebrity tournament, and the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events. She was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2016.

The poker player has also appeared on a number of TV shows as well, including Question Time and 8 out of 10 Cats.

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When is series 12 coming out?

Unfortunately, Channel 4 is yet to announce an official date for the next season of Taskmaster, however it has confirmed that it will be coming to our screens later this year.

In the past, there has been a relatively quick turnaround of seasons, with multiple seasons aired in the same year, so fans of the show hopefully shouldn’t be waiting too long.

Where can I catch up on past seasons?

All previous seasons of Taskmaster are available to watch on the Channel Four website.

Earlier seasons of the comedy game show had fewer episodes, with season one having six episodes, season two five episodes and season three five episodes.

As the series goes on, each season was allocated more episodes, with series six to 10 all having 10 episodes each, and series 11 having 11 episodes.