Best Taskmaster Contestants: The 14 highest scoring celebrities ever - from Bob Mortimer to Sarah Millican
Series 16 of the show that sees comedians challenged to complete a host of strange tasks is now underway – but will any of them join the ranks of the all-time best contestants?
Presented by Greg Davies and Alex Horne (who also created the programme, originally as a show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), the first series of Taskmaster was broadcast in 2014 on comedy channel Dave, before expanding its audience after being poached by Channel 4 in 2020.
While there have only been 15 series proper, there have also been special one-off ‘Champion of Champion’ and ‘New Year Treat’ programmes, comprising one or two episodes.
The show sees (mainly) comedians take part in a range of challenges which are then marked by the hosts, usually (but not always) winning a maximum of five points per task.
In order to judge which Taskmaster alumini have been most successful, and to take into account the often convoluted rules, we’ve taken the maximum amount of points available in each series and worked out what percentage each contestant has won – so if there were 20 points available in an episode and a contestant won 10 points, they would have a 50 per cent success rate.
For the purposes of this list we have restricted it to the 75 celebrities who have appeared on the 15 completed full series of the show – one-off special episodes don’t count.
We will update it (if anybody is good enough) with the series 16 contestants after the final episode has aired.
So, here are – currently – the top 14 Taskmasters of all time.