Taskmaster reveals New Year Treat celeb line-up as series 16 winner is crowned

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24 Nov 2023, 09:31

Greg Davies and Alex Horne on Taskmaster, the Taskmaster house

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The line-up for the 2023 Taskmaster's New Year Treat has been revealed, just moments after the series 16 winner was crowned. 

The Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies and his doting assistant Alex Horne will welcome five famous faces from across the entertainment industry to take on the insane challenges for the one-off special in December. 

Taskmaster’s New Year Treat will feature the likes of Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, musician Kojey Radical, Am I Being Unreasonable? actor Lenny Rush, wildlife expert Steve Backshall and telly and radio host Zoe Ball

They will all have to face the ludicrously festive tasks set by Greg and Alex, all in the hopes of winning the Trophy of Eyebrows. 

Meanwhile, the true award, the golden trophy of Greg’s head, was awarded to the winner of series 16, which aired on Thursday (24th November). 

The contenders were Sam Campbell (who sported a brand new blond hairdo for the occasion), Lucy Beaumont, Julian Clary, Sue Perkins and Susan Wokoma. 

After weeks tackling the wacky challenges , it was Australian comedian Sam who walked away the winner. 

While veteran funnyman Julian won the overall episode, it was Sam who was crowned the champion with 161 points overall. Julian followed at second place with 155, Susan and Sue came third and fourth with 139 and 137 respectively, while Lucy was last with 129. 

In the hilarious finale, Julian managed to scoop the prize task points with his “prize that gives you the biggest shock when you turn it around.”

The author and artist brought in an urn with “s***” written on the front, but it turns out the sweary item contained the ashes of a friend who loved Taskmaster. Tugging on the heart strings, Greg decided to award Julian the full five points for his very emotional item. 

Fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for a series 17 of the massively popular comedy series, and the line-up for the new Taskmaster tends to be revealed ahead of the potential run of episodes in March, as like last year. 

Taskmaster’s New Year Treat will air later this year. Series 16 of Taskmaster is available to stream on Channel 4.