Greg Davies to front a Dave series | He'll be The Taskmaster alongside Alex Horne

Greg Davies to front a Dave series

He'll be The Taskmaster alongside Alex Horne

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are to present a new entertainment series on UKTV Dave.

Taskmaster will involve Davies setting tasks to a group of well-known comedians and ultimately deciding who wins. Horne will assist Davies's Taskmaster as his right-hand-man, coaxing the comedians to show how 'comic, creative and seriously competitive they are'.

Taskmaster started out as a live show, also devised by Horne, which ran at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and 2011. Six hour-long episodes have been commissioned.

Richard Watsham, director Of commissioning at UKTV, said: 'Entertainment shows with this level of invention and ambition are extremely rare so it’s great to have it on Dave. It absolutely demonstrates our commitment to taking risks where other broadcasters might not. The thought of Alex Horne’s off beat comic genius brought to life with Greg Davies as the ultimate, authoritarian Taskmaster has me smiling already.'

Steve North, general manager of Dave added: 'Having seen Taskmaster live in Edinburgh back in 2011, it is fantastic to now bring the show to Dave viewers. It is a hilarious, full of energy and anarchic humour and is a great addition to the channel’s line up of original shows, which I hope will continue to widen the viewers that Dave appeals to. I can’t wait to see it on the channel.'

The show is being made by Avalon Television.

Published: 19 Sep 2014

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