Taskmaster airs hilarious horse incident for Sophie Willan

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Taskmaster airs hilarious horse incidentChannel 4

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The most recent episode of Taskmaster saw comedian and actor Sophie Willan having a close encounter with a horse who had to relieve itself in her proximity.

Willan and the rest of this year's lineup — Joanne McNally, John Robins, Nick Mohammed and Steve Pemberton — were asked to prove their artistic skills on a large scale when they had to create a perfect dot-to-dot picture in an open field in under 20 minutes.

Completing a Taskmaster task is no easy feat, but doing so whilst having to wrangle a herd of wild horses added a more challenging aspect to it. During her try, Willan got a little too close to one horse who unceremoniously farted.

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While Alex Horne joked the sound came from Willan, she couldn't hide her disgust and said it was "horrific". As for the horse, it placidly minded its own business, not paying attention to what was going around it.

Despite the unexpected moment, Willan managed to score five points on this task with a cute, relatively accurate design of a cow. She tied with Robins, who also drew inspiration from the animal kingdom to craft the likeness of a snail.

For his part, Mohammed opted for a minimalistic drawing of a snake, whereas Pemberton ambitiously recreated a Mona Lisa painting. Meanwhile, McNally went for an ambiguous design of a pair of moustaches that also resembled, by her own admission, the Fallopian tubes, or an IUD, as one viewer suggested on Twitter/X.

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The episode was won by Robins, who got to get home with a bizarre collection of prize task items. This week, the contestants had to come up with the perfect objects to gift grannies, while other tasks included unfolding a toilet roll and passing every single ply into the cardboard tube.

Taskmaster airs and streams on Thursday nights at 9pm on Channel 4, where you can also stream previous series.

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