'Taskmaster' stars Greg Davies and Alex Horne apologise after censored episode airs by accident

Greg Davies and Alex Horne during for the UKTV Live new season launch at Claridge's hotel, London.
Greg Davies and Alex Horne have apologsied for the blunder. (PA)

Taskmaster stars Greg Davies and Alex Horne have apologised after a censored version of the show aired by accident.

The new series of the game show started on Channel 4 on Thursday and viewers were baffled by the fact that all the swear words were bleeped out.

Several posted messages on Twitter asking what was happening and saying the show just wasn’t the same without someone turning the air blue.

“Stop bleeping swearing on Taskmaster. WE ARE NOT CHILDREN!!!!!” posted one.

Horne, 43, soon waded in to clear up the mystery, explaining that the wrong version of the episode had aired by accident.

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“Ah, just come off stage & have been told many times that the wrong versioning Taskmaster was played out,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Really sorry. Bleeped should be on All4. The normal version of this ep will be there soon.

“And normal service resumed next week. Thanks for understanding.”

Davies, 53, also addressed the gaffe.

“So sorry the bleeped version of Taskmaster got accidentally played out tonight but I’m so delighted to see so many people livid about a lack of bad language,” he quipped.

“Normal service resumed next week.”

Greg Davies (left) and Alex Horne attending a photocall for 'Taskmaster' during the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival at the BFI Southbank, London.
Greg Davies and Alex Horne have returned for a new series of 'Taskmaster'. (PA)

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Taskmaster, which sees comedians compete in a series of strange and surreal challenges, started in 2015 and is now onto its 12th series.

It originally ran on UKTV channel Dave but moved to Channel 4 last year.

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