Alex Horne here, the Taskmaster(s assistant), to make self isolating and social distancing slightly more bearable with #HomeTasking.
Hoping to impress the Taskmaster and be crowned the next champion are: Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring. Wax seals will open, dreams will be made and/or broken, and Little Alex Horne will be wrapped around his master's little finger providing stats and moral support in the most ridiculous and ferociously fought game show on television.
Five comedians had one dream: to become the Series 9 Taskmaster Champion. Now it's the Grand Final and after nine gruelling episodes that precious dream is still alive for all of them - bar one. Alex Horne has the stats handy as they ponder peas, teas and absent keys.
Ed Gamble gets reckless with a frying pan, Katy Wix asks for a pencil and Jo Brand shares a leisurely sandwich with David Baddiel. Alex Horne is there to log all the important minutiae, which he later presents to Greg in a special private ceremony that no one has ever witnessed.
It's the series finale and Greg Davies needs several questions answered before awarding the winner with the Taskmaster trophy... Who has the most handsome relative? How much money is Al Murray willing to spend to win? And why is Rob Beckett in such a strop with a melon, some frozen peas and a bag of flour?
In the penultimate episode of the series, the five comedians try to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies by giving an item of clothing to a passing cyclist, whispering at an old man called Hugh and creating some very special effects. Meanwhile, Paul Chowdhry continues to interpret tasks in his unique way.
Greg Davies's onslaught of tasks don't get any easier. When Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup he goes to extreme lengths to maximise his point potential and Sara Pascoe takes a simple loaf of bread, a few balloons and swiftly becomes one of the greatest sporting minds of our time.
If you fancy staging your own Taskmaster event, at school, on a hen night, with cub scouts or at a family birthday, then please do! The Taskmaster book is a useful resource but a quick look around twitter and youtube will also show you how all sorts of people have had a go.
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Thank you and goodbye.