Speaking behind the scenes after Taskmaster took over the comedy entertainment program BAFTA, creator Alex Horne said the victory was the perfect way to mark the series’ transition from Dave to Channel 4.
“I’ve been in contact with the guys from Dave and everything is very friendly and nice and it’s a nice thing to score,” he said. “They’ve been so supportive and they’ve developed this stuff, so yeah, it’s a very happy relationship. They were the only ones to take the risk [Taskmaster] so they deserve a BAFTA.
Horne co-host Davies added, “I think the perfect way to start a new era is to end on a high with them, and they’ve been great in helping us develop the series, so that’s great. .
Horne recently announced that after nine seasons Taskmaster will move to Channel 4, with Series 10 airing on the linear broadcaster in October 2020.
The series, which started on Dave in 2015, sees a group of celebrities undertake a series of bizarre and sometimes unnecessary tasks, after which Davies acts as a judge, with Horne being a referee during the challenges.
When asked if the show would change in any way by relocating the channels, Davies said the Channel 4 series wouldn’t be much different, except for the minor changes made due to the pandemic. coronavirus.
“There won’t be a lot of changes and I believe Alex promised that when we made the decision to go to another channel, you know, it’s the same show,” he said. .
“Obviously COVID had some impact on the way we filmed this most recent series, but the series remains the series.
Horne added, “I would love to give Channel 4 credit, they didn’t ask us to do anything. They said this was the show we wanted, go ahead and do it so that we had a great time and we just finished Series 10 and it will be released in October so it’s a nice sort of launch pad.
The upcoming series will feature This Country co-creator Daisy May Cooper, writer and actor Johnny Vegas (Benidorm), BAFTA-winning actress Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd), comedian Mawaan Rizwan ( Live at the Apollo) and podcaster Richard Herring as famous season 10 contestants.
The BAFTA TV Awards aired Friday July 31 on BBC One. Watch them now on BBC iPlayer.
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