Channel 4 announces future of Taskmaster - along with brand new spin-off

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Taskmaster announces brand new spin-off showChannel 4

Fans of Taskmaster can rejoice, as there's going to be plenty more of the show on our TV screens.

Channel 4 has announced the comedy programme has been renewed for a further six series over the next three years.

There will also be a brand new spin-off, with a junior version being announced.

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Junior Taskmaster, an eight-part series, will feature children aged between 9 and 11 taking on the classic format of tasks.

It comes after the censored version of the show has seen continual growth with younger viewers and family audiences.

Hosts for the show will be announced soon.

Show creator 'Little' Alex Horne explained why he won't be hosting the new version, saying: "I've watched many, many comedians flounder when given simple instructions over the past few years and I fully expect the competitors in Junior Taskmaster to be both more competent and just as funny.

"For that series, I will be handing over my assistant's clipboard to someone equally as efficient and persistent as myself because I have a lot more admin to do with six further handfuls of supposedly talented adults.

"I live for bureaucracy, so this is all excellent news."

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Host Greg Davies added: "My long-term contempt for young people is a matter of record but other people here at Taskmaster HQ seem convinced that they have merit.

"I am thrilled that two new team members are putting this questionable hypothesis to the test and will take on the challenge of corralling and assessing them on television."

He continued: "I will be watching closely to ensure standards are met. I am also delighted that Alex and I return to test the intelligence of comedians in the most scientific of ways.

"I’ll be pretty angry. It’s not even an act anymore."

Taskmaster airs on Channel 4.

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