Taskmaster series 13 line-up: Full cast of contestants for new season and when is it on TV?

The popular comedy competition show has wrapped for series 12 but fans are already looking towards the line up for the next series

Taskmaster has crowned a winner for series 12 but the hugely popular Channel 4 show has already revealed the cast for the newest series.

Series 12 saw Morgana Robinson crowned series champion after competing against Guz Khan, Desiree Burch, Alan Davies and Victoria Coren Mitchell for 10 weeks.

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But who is destined to follow in the footsteps of Morgana and her fellow contestants?

Who will be on series 13 of Taskmaster?

The newest lineup was revealed shortly after the finale wrapped up.

The first to be announced was Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon.

He is best well-known to audience as Father Dougal from the cult comedy Father Ted.

Alongside Ardal, Bridget Christie will also join the lineup.

Chris Ramsey, who previously competed on Strictly Come Dancing will also join.

Another Strictly alum, Judi Love, will also join the cast.

Stand up comedian Sophie Duker will round out the line up.

Who will host series 13 of Taskmaster?

Greg Davies and Alex Horne will return as the charismatic hosts of the series.

They have both been a mainstay since the show premiered in 2015 on Dave, and they will remain with the show.

Greg takes the chair as the ‘taskmaster’ with Alex passing along challenges to the contestants.

When will series 13 air?

Despite having a lineup revealed, there is no confirmed air date for the series yet.

The show will return in 2022, although a specific date has not been confirmed.

Normally, there is a gap of around three to four months between each series airing, which means that fans can expect to see series 13 on our screen from March 2022 onwards.

Who won Taskmaster series 12 and who are some previous champions?

Morgana Robinson took home the prize as series champion for series 12.

She took the title from Aussie comic Sarah Kendall, who won series 11.

Previous winners include Ed Gamble, Bob Mortimer, Shirley Ballas, Katherine Ryan and Noel Fielding.

What tasks do celebrities perform on Taskmaster?

The basis of the show is to give the celebrity lineup fairly simple tasks, with points given out for the most inventive ways of completing this.

For example, in Series One, comedians John Widdecombe and Romesh Ranganathan took two different approaches to being asked to eat as much watermelon as they could in one minute.

Widdecombe carefully slices opened the watermelon and scooped out the flesh, while Ranganathan proceeded to smash it on the ground and attempt to eat the smashed up pieces of watermelon from the floor.

Series 13 will promise to provide more hilarious moments like this with a new range of tasks.

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