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Series 9 has 10 episodes. It began on September 4th 2019, and features panellists David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo.

Episode breakdownEdit

Task Description David Baddiel Ed Gamble Jo Brand Katy Wix Rose Matafeo
Episode 1: Join Our Cult (4 September 2019)
1 Prize: Most stressful thing. 4 2 3 5 2
2 Hide three aubergines from Alex in this room. 1 5 2 3 4
3 Arrange the lollies in rainbow order while blindfolded. You may only take off the blindfold if you find the dodo statue. You may only accuse one statue of being a dodo. 3 5 3 1 5
4 Make the most dramatic entrance. 1 4 4 3 5
5 Live: Draw the second longest snake on the toilet paper. It must be at least half an inch wide at all points. It must be rolled up at the end. 5 0 0 0 0
Bonus: Best snake. 0 0 0 0 1
Total 14 16 12 12 17
Episode 2: Butter In The Microwave (11 September 2019)
1 Prize: Best bag. 1 2 3 4 5
2 Correctly identify which bin Alex is in. You have one guess. You may not open a bin unless authorised. You may wheel one bin three metres. You may gently shake one bin. You may strike one bin with a frying pan. You may push one bin over. You may listen to one bin with a stethoscope. You may avert your eyes and drop one thing into one bin. You may phone Alex from the phone box. 4 5 0 0 0
3 Draw a portrait of the Taskmaster using 16 A1 pages. You may not remove the A1 pages from the flipchart during your drawing. After the task, the A1 pages will be laid out in the pattern shown on the front page. You may only draw on the flipchart paper. 1 3 4 5 3
4 Team: Complete the adventure (by saying the word demeaning). You may only open one task after completing the previous. You must remain together. 3 5 3 5 5
5a Live: Make a lovely little ball arrangement. 0 0 0 0 0
5b Live: Flatten the yellow balls, throw the red balls into the bucket and mould the blue balls into one. 1 4 5 4 2
Total 10 19 15 18 15
Episode 3: Five Miles Per Day (18 September 2019)
1 Prize: Weirdest wooden thing. 5 3 1 4 2
2a Enter the caravan within 2 minutes of Alex. 0 0 0 0 0
2b Recall the items hanging from the wooden board in the lab, as well as the colour of the board and everything Alex said to you. 4 3 1 5 2
3a Build the most robust statue of the most delicate thing. It must be recognisable and left on the red cross, and it should leave you feeling enormously proud. 2 2 3 5 4
3b Score a goal with this steamroller. 1 3 4 2 5
4 Break something into the most pieces and completely fix it. 2 1 5 3 4
5 Live: While wearing a blindfold, fill a pint glass with water. If you make a mess, you're disqualified. 3 5 1 4 3
Total 17 17 15 23 20
Episode 4: Quisps (25 September 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing to celebrate with on a stage 3 5 4 2 2
2 Make the most striking water feature. 4 5 2 1 3
3 Team: Bring a classic board game to life. 3 3 3 3 3
4a Say a letter of the alphabet. 0 0 0 0 0
4b Pick a letter of the alphabet and say it out loud. 0
4c Put the most things beginning with your letter of the alphabet onto the tray. 1 2 3 4 5
5 Live: Throw your things beyond the line but not off the runway. If all objects land in the safe zone, the person who threw their object the shortest is eliminated. 1 1 4 1 5
Total 12 16 16 11 18
Episode 5: Another Spoon (2 October 2019)
1 Prize: Best defunct thing. 5 2 3 4 1
2 Lasso Alex. You must remain behind the line at all times. 1 2 5 3 4
3 Make the most accurate and inventive egg timer. You may not incorporate any timekeeping devices. Alex will boil an egg using your timer – they should be runny, but not too runny. 2 1 5 3 4
4 Team: Get to know this person. You will be tested - you may not write anything down. You will take it in turns to ask completely different questions. He will cycle between telling the truth, lying and bragging, but not necessarily starting with the truth. 2 4 2 4 4
Bonus: Recreate the person's 'big tongue' party trick. 0 0 1 0 0
5 Live: Looking at your mirror at all times, build the highest tower behind you. You must remain on your spot, and use only the litter pickers. 2 5 3 2[1] 5
Total 12 14 19 16 18
Episode 6: Bready Bready Bready (9 October 2019)
1 Prize: Thing you'd be most pleased to find in a field. 3 5 4 1 2
2 Make a part of your body look abnormally long. 1 3 5 3 4
3 Push the watermelon up the slide and into the caravan using the breadsticks. Only breadsticks may touch the melon. You may not adjust the slide. DQ 5 DQ DQ DQ
Bonus: Fewest breadsticks used. 0 0 0 1 0
4 Perform the most sensational serenade for yourself. 2 5 5 3 5
5 Live: Slide a drink to the Taskmaster. The worst slider each round is eliminated. 4 1 2 5[2] 3
Total 10 19 16 13 14
Episode 7: A Cuddle (16 October 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing they've taken from someone else's house. 5 3 1 4 2
2 Get the highest single score by throwing whole eggs into the metal things. If an egg doesn’t break, it’s score is doubled. You must release your egg while on the chair and you may not move the chair or the metal things. 3 4 2 5 1
3 Forge the best Mount Rushmore. 5 4 3 5 4
4 Join your hands together so your palms touch and each finger of one hand touches the equivalent finger on the other hand. You must keep your hands in this position for the entire task. Find and put the most gold rings onto the stick. 1 5 3 5 3
5 Live: Read the Taskmaster's mind. The Taskmaster will choose a card with either a horse or a laminator. You will receive one point per card guessed right in a row. 0 1 13 5 1
Total 14 17 22 24 11
Episode 8: Shaqinahat (23 October 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing from a shed. 2 4 5 1 3
2 Throw something from the longest distance into the pedal bin. The bin must be closed when you throw your thing. 1 5 4 2 3
3 Write the best lyrics to the Taskmaster theme tune and perform them in the most memorable way. 2 4 1 3 5
4 Team: Supply the sound for the film. You will have one attempt to make the sounds in time with the film. 2 3 2 3 3
5 Live: Without adjusting your mask, draw your own face on the front of your welder's mask. It should be life-size, and either very happy or very angry. 3 4 3 5 4
Total 10 20 15 15 17
Episode 9: Don't Like Them Go Bang (30 October 2019)
1 Prize: Most desirable smooth thing. 5 4 4 4 4
2 Subtly deliver a five word instruction to Alex in the most spy-like way. Alex will then perform your instruction. 5 2 4 3 2
3 Inflate, tie and pop the most balloons. After you pop your first balloon, you may not inflate any more. If any balloons remain inflated after 10 minutes, you'll be disqualified. Also, you may not look at any timing devices at any point. 3 5 DQ DQ 4
4 Make either a knee and a knee, a knee and an elbow or an elbow and an elbow look like a famous couple. You may only incorporate knees and elbows. 3 3 1 5 2
5 Team Live: Standing in a queue, draw the most accurate pictures. Alex will show the person at the back of the queue a picture for them to draw on the back of the person in front of them. The person at the front of the queue must draw the picture they think has been drawn on their pad. Noone may communicate with anyone else. 3 3 5 5 5
Total 19 17 14 17 17
Episode 10: Think About The Spirit (6 November 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing that is very long and thin. 3 2 4 5 1
2 Do the most preposterous thing with this chickpea. 2 4 1 3 5
3 Team: Make the best cup of tea in this teacup. You must use all the equipment that's locked to the table. You may not use anything from the kitchen. You must wear the rubber gloves throughout. 5 1 5 1 1
4 Complete the seven tasks. When you touch a task in any way you must complete it before opening another task. If you fail a task, you must start again. The designed 'best way' to complete the tasks are as follows:
1) Complete the jigsaw.
2) Hide the jigsaw pieces around the garden.
3) Put the wheelbarrow inside the caravan.
4) Place 20 things bigger than a tennis ball inside the wheelbarrow. They must stay in the wheelbarrow for the rest of the task.
5) Bowl the ball from behind the rope so that it knocks over at least one of the skittles.
6) Build a tower of bricks to a height of at least 26 inches on the red circle. It must stay standing for the rest of the task.
7) Put your hand on your hip and keep it there for the rest of the task.
DQ 5 DQ DQ DQ
5 Live: Pull the short breadstick. Taking it in turns, take a breadstick from the person next to you. Before you pull, the breadstick bearer must wink, point to a breadstick and say "this is the short breadstick". If someone pulls your shortest breadstick, you are out. 0 0 0 0 5
Tie-Break: Make one of the popup toys pause for the longest using one of the spreads.
Total 10 12 10 9 12
Grand Total 128 167 154 158 159
  1. These points were attributed to Katy but won by Kerry Godliman, who replaced her for the studio segments of this episode.
  2. These points were attributed to Katy but won by Katherine Ryan, who replaced her for the studio segments of this episode.
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