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Taskmaster move to Channel 4 confirmed

6 series deal from late 2020. (November 2019)

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Inspector Sands
I've no idea what channel Taskmaster will end up on but, whichever it is, I really hope it retains pretty much the same format: with the same hosts and similar types of guests (i.e. mainly comedians and not reality or soap stars). Provided it does, then I really don't mind which channel it's on.

Remember it'll be the same company and the same team making the show wherever it ends up. Avalon produce it, and Alex Horne and Greg Davies are managed by them. They won't change and neither should the style of the show, Alex is exec producer and its very much his vision
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A proper hands-on exec producer rather than a vanity title too, I believe.
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IS
Inspector Sands
A proper hands-on exec producer rather than a vanity title too, I believe.

Yes, he came up with the idea for the show and along with Avalon pitched it to broadcasters. He seems to come up with a lot of the tasks too.

8 days later

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Amber Avenger Granada North West Today
https://www.channel4.com/press/news/taskmaster-snapped-channel-4

Channel 4 it is - 6 series deal over three years, starting late next year
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PATV Scunthorpe Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
And Channel 4 it is...





EDIT: Agh... beaten to it
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Seems the right move, and I think the slight break will help too.

Just a shame Dave isn't signing off with a Champions of Champions special.
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Cando London London
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Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today


Just a shame Dave isn't signing off with a Champions of Champions special.


Although a champion of champions series/special would be a good way of introducing the show to Channel 4's audience to the show and the nature of the games.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Hilarious how when this was first reported everyone was bashing C4 and then when the rumours of a move to BBC One surfaced, they were worried that it wouldn't work because it'd be too mainstream and it'd be better on C4! The press release clearly indicates it was a move on behalf of the producers to get a wider audience.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Nice to see Dave (at least publicly) responding in a dignified way



Write that down in your copybook now.
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Interceptor
The press release clearly indicates it was a move on behalf of the producers to get a wider audience.

Of course. Anything but mention the £ involved.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
The press release clearly indicates it was a move on behalf of the producers to get a wider audience.

Of course. Anything but mention the £ involved.

Sure. But again, a move on behalf of the producers. Not this idea of Channel 4 coming in and stealing it away that people got in their heads like with Bake Off. The production company wanted more money/exposure/whatever.

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