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Alex Horne sets Taskmaster challenges for the nation

The perfect answer to lockdown boredom

Alex Horne is setting the nation some Taskmaster challenges to alleviate the boredom of social distancing.

Thousands of fans from across the globe submitted entries after the comedian issued the first challenge: 'Throw a piece of A4 paper into a bin. Most spectacular throw wins.'

Taskmaster Greg Davies announced the winner as part of a montage of some of the best attempts:

Horne, who created the game show, issued his second task this morning, asking his 180,000 Twitter followers to turn their bathroom 'into the sort of venue you might visit for a great night out' – giving them until 3pm tomorrow to show their efforts in a video lasting no longer than 20 seconds.

And the strict rule is that all the tasks should take place within your home and garden to respect the coronavirus restrictions.

In November it was announced that Channel 4 had poached Taskmaster from rival broadcaster Dave, committing to six more series. The first new episodes, which will still feature Horne and Davies, are expected late this year.

Published: 25 Mar 2020

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