Taskmaster: Channel 4 release teaser trailer for tenth series
Taskmaster season 11 was given the green light following the season 10 finale, which saw Richard Herring crowned as the winner. The Channel 4 gameshow, hosted by Greg Davies and Alex Horne, will be returning in the new year and a release date is yet to be confirmed. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the five actors or comedians taking part in series 11.
Who are the contestants in series 11 of Taskmaster?
Comedian and actor Lee Mack was born Lee Gordon McKillop, and the 52-year-old is known for his roles in Not Coming Out and Would I Lie to You?
He also works as a host on Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and They Think It’s All Over. The Southport-born star rose to fame following the 1995 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, when he won the So You Think You’re Funny competition.
One of his latest roles was in June 2020, in the sitcom Semi-Detached. The award-winning comedian is married to Tara McKillop and he is a father of three.
The official Taskmaster Twitter account shared a video of the new stars taking part in a challenge, and one fan said: “All Right, Lee Mack! If he was that hilarious on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for @SU2CUK, he should fit right into Taskmaster with no trouble at all! #GBBO #TaskMaster.”
Another fan said: “Lee Mack on Taskmaster, 2021 is already better than 2020.”
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Charlotte Ritchie is an English actress and singer, and the 31-year-old is known for her roles in Feel Good and Ghosts.
Fans may also be interested to hear she is a member of the classical group All Angels.
She is recognised as playing Oregon in Fresh Meat, and Barbara Gilbert in Call the Midwife.
Viewers have been following Ritchie in her latest venture, Feel Good, alongside Mae Martin and they were excited to hear of her involvement in the upcoming Taskmaster season.
One fan said on Twitter: “If u need me I will be yelling about Charlotte Ritchie on Taskmaster for the foreseeable future bye xx [sic].”
Another fan said: “Charlotte Ritchie on Taskmaster season 11????! They haven’t done the show yet but I already know she’s the winner you can’t change my mind @Charitchie.”
Jamali Maddix is a stand-up comedian who has won plenty of accolades including the Comedy Café New Act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedy Award.
He has supported other class acts at Hyde Park and started off his career at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Fans may recognise him from TV shows like Live at the Apollo or 8 out of 10 Cats. He has been described as a “fresh voice” in the world of comedy.
The star is on Twitter and he shared the news of his Taskmaster role with fans, saying: “I’m on the next season of Taskmaster giving minimal effort.”
One fan said: “You’re gonna be amazing – can’t wait to see your creative brain tackle tasks!”
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Mike Wozniak is a comedian and actor, and he is best known for his roles in Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down.
He started his career in stand-up comedy with Man Down being his first television role. In the series he played Brian, the friend of Davies’ character, and he was a financial adviser with a hot temper.
Fans may be interested to hear Wozniak was the winner of the original Taskmaster show, which was created by Alex Horne at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
During the two-hour show he competed against 15 other comedians and came out on top, so he will be a fan-favourite to win the TV version of the game show.
Fans have been calling for him to take part in the series for many years, and their wish has finally been granted.
Sarah Kendall is an Australian comedian, and she had regular tv appearances in Australia before moving to the UK in 2000.
The award-winning comedian has performed on TV, radio and at various festivals, and she was part of a sketch show called Beehive.
One of her latest ventures was in 2019 when she created and starred in a comedy series called Frayed.
One fan said on Twitter: “Omfg @Sarah_Kendall is on next @taskmaster yesssssssss [sic].”
Another added: “Excited to see @Sarah_Kendall in the new Taskmaster lineup.”
Taskmaster airs on Channel 4
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