What's in store for Series 5?

Greg Davies, the all-powerful Taskmaster, returns to Dave to set a multitude of bewildering new assignments upon five comics fighting for his love and affection.

New contestants (L-R): Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Aisling Be

New contestants (L-R): Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips

As always, statistical beaver and general dogsbody Alex Horne will be at Greg's side, tail wagging happily, always eager to provide any assistance his overlord requires to aid the delivering of his ruthless judgements.

And what fresh fish the Taskmaster has to feast on this series - Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips are the chosen quintet who all harbour the same dream of lifting the premier prize in television, sport, or indeed, any field at all: Greg's decapitated head on a spiked plinth.

Seals will be broken, tasks will be read and unpredictable actions will then occur as the five comedians grapple with problems involving cuddles, candles and coconuts. Could you paint a rainbow in total darkness? Create a watercooler moment using a watercooler? Make Marmite? Yes? No? These fearless competitors both can and can't too.

The new eight-part series will air on Dave from Wednesday 13th September at 9pm and the episodes will be available first on UKTV Play from Wednesday 6th September on UKTV Play.

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