The BEST Episodes of Taskmaster
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2019
Greg Davies is the Taskmaster, and with the help of his ever-loyal assistant Alex Horne, he will set out to test the wiles, wit, wisdom and skills of five celebrity contestants. At the end of the series, who will be crowned the Taskmaster champion?
#1 - Think About the Spirit
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 6, 2019
It's the grand final, which features peas, teas and absent keys, as Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo vie to go home with Greg Davies's massive face.
#2 - Meat
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 23, 2017
Greg Davies sets five comedians some bizarre - some would say cruel - tasks. Noel Fielding has a sliding session, while Swedishman Fred receives an intense video call.
#3 - Quisps
Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 2019
David Baddiel shows a readiness to bare his chest and Katy Wix robs a piggy bank. Meanwhile, Alex is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision.
#4 - Spatchcock It
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 30, 2017
Joe Lycett shows no mercy to a camel, and Hugh Dennis gets a sleeping bag challenge.
#5 - Shaqinahat
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 2019
Greg Davies delivers angry appraisals from his comfy throne, as Ed Gamble dons a baby's bonnet, Katy Wix makes Alex Horne wince and Rose Matafeo does a spot of screaming.
#6 - Their Water's So Delicious
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 2017
The celebrity torture is almost over as the series climaxes. Aisling Bea leaps cushions, while Bob Mortimer educates us on Dumfries and Galloway.
#7 - The Pendulum Draws the Eye
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 31, 2018
Two episodes remain in the series and with Greg Davies's shiny head trophy within touching distance, tensions are beginning to run high between the beleaguered contestants.
#8 - This Is Trevor
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 19, 2019
Joe Thomas grapples grumpily with some awkward hand-wear, Sian Gibson seems to find proof that she may be psychic and Iain Stirling shows some tasty shortbread who's boss.
#9 - Tony Three Pies
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 13, 2017
In the series finale, Noel Fielding finds an unlikely soul mate, Lolly Adefope shows everyone the money, and Mel Giedroyc bites off more than she can chew.
#10 - I Can Hear It Gooping
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 7, 2018
The series reaches its majestic climax. Who will win Greg Davies's coveted golden head to become just the seventh Taskmaster Champion in history?
#11 - Aquatic Sewing Machine
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 26, 2019
This episode feature sand, beach balls, water and an angler's keepnet. There are also coffee pots, which don't help Joe Thomas, and a trumpet, which doesn't help Lou Sanders.
#12 - Pork is a Sausage
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2016
Nursery rhyme music videos are the flavour of episode two and viewer discretion is advised for Jon Richardson’s disturbing take on Three Blind Mice. Plus find out why Doc Brown isn’t an egg man.
#13 - Residue Around the Hoof
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2017
Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. Greg Davies dishes out the absurd A-list challenges again.
#14 - I've Been a Bit Ill
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 3, 2019
Paul Sinha, Lou Sanders and Iain Stirling become one while Greg Davies watches on, ready to issue his judgements. Sian Gibson seeks to redefine the definition of bounce.
#15 - Clumpy Swayey Clumsy Man
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 10, 2019
Lou Sanders chews on some stationery, Sian Gibson is crushed by a caravan, Paul Sinha wrecks a camera, Joe Thomas gets cross and Iain Stirling waves a stick about.
#16 - No Stars for Naughty Boys
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 6, 2017
Hugh Dennis wields a blade, while Mel Giedroyc destroys a mannequin.
#17 - Little Polythene Grief Cave
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2016
Sadistic Mr Gilbert in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies takes just as much pleasure from torturing celebs. Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup!
#18 - Boing Boing
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 25, 2017
Evil Greg Davies sets comedians cruel conundrums. Nish Kumar is presented with a coconut harness, while a blindfolded Sally Phillips handles a slice of bread.
#19 - He Was a Different Man
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 4, 2018
Tim Vine attempts a risky impersonation and Alex Horne receives a gift from Liza Tarbuck. The recipient of the Taskmaster's golden bonce is revealed.
#20 - A Wind-Dried Puffin
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 11, 2017
Greg Davies sets tasks that are bizarre, cruel - and very funny. Sally Phillips faces an amorous watercooler. Aisling Bea crams a dish into a balloon.
#21 - Butter in the Microwave
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2019
Ed Gamble gets reckless with a frying pan, Katy Wix asks for a pencil and Jo Brand shares a leisurely sandwich with David Baddiel.
#22 - Twelve Blush Majesty Two
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 2018
Rhod Gilbert force-feeds mocha to Taskmaster Greg Davies' loyal assistant Alex Horne, Kerry Godliman boshes a ball and Phil Wang makes an odd noise.
#23 - Look at Me
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 2, 2017
Lolly Adefope tries long distance painting. Hugh Dennis is befuddled by an egg.
#24 - Fear of Failure
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2016
Greg Davies returns as the Taskmaster as five new comedic competitors tackle a raft of tricky tasks with today’s episode including a potato-throwing moment set to make television and sporting history.
#25 - There’s Strength in Arches
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2016
In the final episode Taskmaster Greg Davies finally gets to present his glorious trophy to the overall champion. But before that triumphant moment, there's still time for more ridiculous task attempts, including Richard Osman doing something appalling with a shopping trolley.