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Series 8 had ten episodes. It began on 8 May 2019, and features panellists Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson.

Episode breakdownEdit

Task Description Iain Stirling Joe Thomas Lou Sanders Paul Sinha Sian Gibson
Episode 1: Hello (8 May 2019)
1 Prize: Most powerful smell. 2 1 5 3 3
2 Find the receiver of the baby monitor attached to your helmet. You must keep your helmet on. 5 3 2 1 4
3 Make a ventriloquist dummy and be chatted up by it. 5 1 4 4 4
4 Sneak up on Alex. He will duck down and up every 10 seconds until you are spotted. 4 5 4 1 2
5 Live: Collect the highest weight of doughnuts in your bucket. Your hands must stay on your hips. 4 2 5 1 3
Tie-Break: Peel a banana using your feet.
Total 20 12 20 10 16
Episode 2: A Novel About Russian Gulags (15 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best pair of things. 4 1 3 4 5
2 Put something on your face that looks like a moustache from afar, but it's clear what it really is up close. 2 3 4 5 1
3 Transfer as much rice as possible into the bottle in the living room. You may only use the contents of the shopping basket, and the bottle must not leave the living room. 3 5 4 1 2
4 Team: Convey the object in the chest to your teammates. They may not see the object - in the first minute, you may only make facial expressions. In the second minute, you may make noises. In the third minute, you may shout adjectives. From then on, you may whisper verbs. 2 3 2 2 3
5 Run the furthest distance while making a continuous noise with your mouth. 1 5 4 2 3
6 Live: Say a species of bird, eat a grape, and say the name of a remaining contestant within 5 seconds of hearing your own name. You may not say a species of bird that has already been said. 1 3 4 5 2
Total 13 20 21 19 16
Episode 3: Stuck In A Mammal Groove (22 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best burstable thing. 3 2 1 4 5
2 Build the best volcano. 2 5 5 3 2
3 Work out what Alex is wearing next door. You must both stay in your seats, and Alex may only communicate with his horn. 3 0 4 2 5
4 Do the worst thing, then make the best apology to Alex for it. 4 2 5 1 3
5 Live: Get in your first sleeping bag with your arms through the holes, the zip zipped up and the hood up, and salute the Taskmaster for a full five seconds. Then, get in your second sleeping bag while still in the first, and skip once. 5 1 4 1 1
Total 17 10 19 11 16
Episode 4: The Barrel Dad (29 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best present for a doctor. 1 4 3 1 5
2 Get this loo roll through the toilet seat. You may not lower the toilet seat. 5 4 4 1 2
3 Make the best thing to engage a toddler. 4 4 3 5 5
4 Team: Get the most weight into this hammock. If anything falls out of the hammock, you will be disqualified. DQ 3 DQ DQ 3
5 Live: Choose a hoop to throw a frying pan into, then choose a distance to throw from. If you choose the small hoop, you get three attempts - the medium hoop gets two, and the large hoop gets one. Longest distance from a successful throw wins. 0 0 5 4 0
Tiebreak: Whip the bottle off the barrel.
Total 10 15 15 11 15
Episode 5: Stay Humble (5 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best face. 5 1 2 4 3
2 Divert the sand from bucket A to bucket B. You may not touch the sand, move the buckets or leave the room. DQ 4 5 2 3
3 Make the most realistic injury using food. If two or more people use ketchup, they are disqualified. 4 4 4 1 5
4 Team: Play a game of long distance catch with this beach ball. One team member must throw the ball offscreen to another team member who catches it in a different place, and so on over the longest apparent distance. 3 2 3 4 2
5 Herd the most ping pong balls into the pen. You may only touch the balls with the basketball, the string or one little finger. You may not move the pens.
Secret Instruction: Herd this ball and you halve your total.
5 4 4 1 2
6 Live: Recreate the scene after you parade past. 4 5 2 2 2
Total 21 20 20 14 17
Episode 6: Rock 'N' Roll Umlaut (12 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best see-through item. 1 4 1 1 1
2 Conceal yourself inside this phone box. No part of you or your clothing may be seen from outside. 5 2 4 1 2
3 Team: Design the most iconic album cover. 2 4 2 2 4
4 In 5 minutes, tell Alex the order the cards are currently in. 2 4 DQ 5 3
5 Score a goal from the furthest distance. You have one attempt. DQ DQ DQ DQ 5
Bonus: Perform the best goal celebration. 0 0 0 0 0
6a Live: Roll your toilet roll between the second and third lines. 0 0 0 0 0
6b Live: Retrieve your shoe from the end of your toilet roll without stepping beyond the first line. 0 5 0
Total 10 14 12 9 15
Episode 7: This Is Trevor (19 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best slippery thing. 3 4 5 4 2
2 Find the Pink Ladies. You must turn over any bowl you move. If you find the green egg, you're disqualified. DQ 5 4 3 DQ
3 Choose an outfit for the contestant after you alphabetically to wear in a future task. 0 0 0 0 0
4 While properly wearing the outfit chosen for you, work out the flavours of these crisps. 4 5 2 3 2
5 Do the most powerful thing with your little finger. 3 5 2 3 2
6 Team Live: Do not release the green egg. Teams will take turns pulling a numbered string in response to a question. The string with the correct answer will not release the egg. You must pull a new number each time. 0 5 0 0 5
Total 10 24 13 13 11
Episode 8: Aquatic Sewing Machine (26 June 2019)
1 Prize: Nicest thing to hold. 3 4 2 5 3
2 Make the best portrait of a former Taskmaster contestant using sand and one tool. You must randomly select your tool with the die. Only air may touch the sand. 5 2 2 4 1
3 Team: Catch the red balls in things from the shed. Catch the yellow balls in clothing. Don't let the green balls touch anything other than the grass. Catch the blue ball with something from the kitchen. Red balls are 1 point, yellow balls are 2 points, the blue ball is 5 points and every green ball you touch is -2 points. 5 DQ 5 5 DQ
4 Get the beach ball across the finishing line. Only water can touch the beach ball. 5 1 3 2 4
5 Live: Complete the five-syllable word started by the Taskmaster. An earlier guess scores more points. Guess incorrectly and lose all your points. 0 0 0 5 0
Total 18 7 12 21 8
Episode 9: I've Been A Bit Ill (3 July 2019)
1 Prize: Best form of protection. 4 3 5 4 3
2 Bounce one of the balls into the bin. Most bounces between propulsion of the ball and landing in the bin wins. You must use the first ball you touch. 3 1 5 2 4
3 Devise the most delicious dust and serve it in this dustpan. 5 4 1 3 2
4a Team: Make yourselves look like one person. Your time starts when one of you looks at another. 3 2 3 3 2
4b Team: Remaining as one, put on these Wellington boots, eat the banana and put the banana skin in the yellow bin. 1 4 1 1 4
5 Live: Stack the most bowls and plates on your head alternately and one at a time. You must only stack while standing upright, and you may not touch any bowls or plates you've already stacked. 3 2 5 4 1
Total 19 16 20 17 16
Episode 10: Clumpy Swayey Clumsy Man (10 July 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing that will change your life for the better. 5 4 3 3 2
2 Completely erase this eraser. 5 1 3 4 2
Bonus: For fully erasing the eraser. 0 3 0 0 0
Bonus: For attempting to eat the eraser. 0 0 1 0 0
3 Make the most tremendous pair of legs. You may order up to 5 items. 3 1 4 2 5
4 Follow the instructions on the signs through the course and park the buggy at the end. You must wear the blindfold. You have 10 minutes to prepare your journey. 5 3 1 2 4
5 Live: Correctly wearing the goggles, hook your duck and hold it above your head. 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 12 12 11 13
Grand Total 156 150 164 136 143
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