#HomeTasking

#HomeTasking is a series of online Taskmaster tasks posed by Alex Horne. Beginning in March 2020, the games were inspired by the 2019 coronavirus pandemic and medical advice on social distancing (which in some countries meant that people were advised or made to stay indoors for a period of weeks/months).

The tasks were published on Monday and Wednesday at 9am GMT/BST for the first seven weeks (though the first week included a task set on the Friday, with a brief 6-hour deadline), before being reduced to just one task a week, announced every Wednesday. Responses were mostly sent via Twitter, and a selection were included in a YouTube compilation video (including ten responses which earned between 1 and 10 points).

The original run of #HomeTasking concluded on 17 June 2020 with the posting of the final montage for Task #20, after which it was put on hiatus (due to the loosening of the governmental lockdown).

Across the first run of #HomeTasking, 165 different Twitter handles achieved top ten finishes. The series champions were @PayneTrain_MI, with a grand total of 41 points from 5 tasks. @BenBackflip (now known by the handle @AO_Movement), as well as being series runner-up, also takes the honour of most top ten appearances, with points being awarded for 7 different tasks.

  1. HomeTasking returned for a one-off Halloween special, with the task being announced at 8am GMT on Sunday 25th October 2020. After this - and due to a third national UK lockdown, #HomeTasking returned for a second series. For this series, #HomeTaskers were not given new tasks, but instead given tasks that had previously featured in the Taskmaster television show (to see if they could be improved upon).

The first task was launched on 14 January 2021 at 12pm GMT, and concluded after eight weeks of tasks - at one task per week - with the last four tasks offering a £50 voucher for the online Taskmaster store. Despite the compilation videos for Series 2 not including any points given to the top ten entries, the table on this page for this second run is collated from the scoring system used for Series 1.

The overall winner of Series 2 of #HomeTasking was @jakelotusmusic, with a total of 31 points over four tasks. Series 2 runner-up @WizzyKatie holds the distinction of most consecutive top ten finishes at four (including two gold medals.) Across Series 2, a total of 55 different Twitter handles achieved top ten finishes.

Series 1[edit | edit source]

Position Twitter Handle Points Tasks With Point Finishes
1 @PayneTrain_MI 41 #14 (8 pts)
#15 (9 pts)
#16 (2 pts)
#18 (8 pts)
#20 (14 pts)
2 @BenBackflip
(now @AO_Movement)
38 #1 (9 pts)
#3 (5 pts)
#5 (2 pts)
#8 (2 pts)
#16 (1 pt)
#18 (6 pts)
#20 (13 pts)
3 @benjisteele93 37 #5 (5 pts)
#9 (3 pts)
#13 (10 pts)
#20 (19 pts)
4 @shane_ablett 35 #13 (9 pts & 4 pts)
#16 (4 pts)
#20 (18 pts)
5 @TaskmasterMad 28 #4 (8 pts)
#8 (7 pts)
#17 (3 pts & 1 pt)
#20 (9 pts)
6 @pgdon 27 #8 (8 pts)
#9 (7 pts)
#11 (5 pts)
#16 (7 pts)
=7 @PeterShardlow 24 #16 (8 pts)
#20 (16 pts)
=7 @mikebren 24 #19 (9 pts)
#20 (15 pts)
=9 @AlwaysPamateur 22 #10 (5 pts)
#20 (17 pts)
=9 @RickpatArtpick 22 #12 (5 pts)
#15 (4 pts)
#17 (6 pts)
#20 (7 pts)
11 @lepusnl 20 #20
12 @anniestaskinfam 19 #18 (1 pt)
#20 (18 pts)
13 @WizzyKatie 18 #11 (9 pts)
#12 (9 pts)
14 @willedkins 17 #7 (7 pts)
#20 (10 pts)
15 @Ali_panting 16 #8 (9 pts)
#17 (7 pts)
=16 @jakelotusmusic 15 #13 (1 pt)
#16 (3 pts)
#18 (3 pts)
#19 (8 pts)
=16 @JamesWoolley5 15 #17 (10 pts)
#19 (5 pts)
=18 @lilyloutasks 12 #5 (1 pt)
#20 (11 pts)
=18 @thesherberts 12 #7 (6 pts)
#15 (6 pts)
=18 @meister_task 12 #13 (5 pts)
#15 (7 pts)
=18 @Dillymarno 12 #20
=22 @DuffellDaniel 11 #5 (8 pts)
#13 (3 pts)
=22 @BorsukKumpelRyb 11 #10 (8 pts)
#15 (3 pts)
=24 @JasonPollock2 10 #17 (8 pts)
#18 (2 pts)
=24 @OldmanPlar 10 #1
=24 @MikeWHolder 10 #2
=24 @MuffettsM 10 #3
=24 @lexy_simpson 10 #4
=24 @C_Johnson1286 10 #5
=24 @ryan_will_jack 10 #6
=24 @Et_Ella 10 #7
=24 @BertieBinks 10 #7
=24 @sleggson 10 #8
=24 @BorisWhybrow 10 #9
=24 @GregIsGreat 10 #10
=24 @anorthof60 10 #11
=24 @benandlucille 10 #12
=24 @davidasweeney 10 #14
=24 @CullifordHouseA 10 #15
=24 @AlexHermon1 10 #16
=24 @Nitemare_Blade 10 #18
=24 @Millicentaga 10 #19
=43 @4thehometasking 9 #5 (7 pts)
#15 (2 pts)
=43 @DannyMunoir 9 #2
=43 @colcolgan 9 #3
=43 @MattyBoydMTB 9 #4
=43 @TomCable1 9 #5
=43 @103trains 9 #6
=43 @KightCreative 9 #9
=43 @emm46906490 9 #10
=43 @Lyd_The_Squyd 9 #14
=43 @chrisyoungTG 9 #16
=43 @chrisalberyj 9 #17
=43 @TomMayoWoodman 9 #18
=55 @foilman 8 #10 (1 pt)
#18 (7 pts)
=55 @SanneSofieee 8 #1
=55 @JGregly 8 #2
=55 @DonJuanelly 8 #3
=55 @Louisa_Wenham 8 #6
=55 @TheHeffyBear 8 #7
=55 @monkeylordjeff 8 #9
=55 @BenSpittles 8 #11
=55 @RaaaaahRay 8 #12
=55 @IanDCoombs 8 #13
=55 @MrsWhite311215 8 #15
=55 @MandaMuse 8 #20
=67 @kazzydino 7 #9 (5 pts)
#12 (2 pts)
=67 @MeistersTask 7 #1
=67 @WaffelKopf 7 #2
=67 @Necromaticon 7 #3
=67 @LisaWoo89422 7 #4
=67 @ben_mccluskey 7 #6
=67 @DeviousKarebear 7 #10
=67 @bby_drake 7 #11
=67 @Trickybird1 7 #12
=67 @emsjcreative 7 #13
=67 @giles_brighton 7 #14
=67 @teacherfishnz 7 #19
=80 @hayleybethyoung 6 #11 (1 pt)
#20 (5 pts)
=80 @CrispyMcHenry 6 #1
=80 @Tee_207 6 #2
=80 @Flickarounie 6 #3
=80 @katewatson3231 6 #4
=80 @Amabel_Ivy 6 #5
=80 @makerofcarts 6 #6
=80 @claire_tulloch 6 #8
=80 @AcasterMy 6 #9
=80 @Christopfour 6 #10
=80 @adrianB149 6 #11
=80 @mcnicol_rachel 6 #12
=80 @geomathsblog 6 #13
=80 @Betterthankatel 6 #14
=80 @ShaneKn26692843 6 #16
=80 @deeviirgo 6 #19
=80 @kittystroot 6 #20
=97 @NayGHutch 5 #1
=97 @BenFerrariJ23 5 #2
=97 @Itzsaranewton 5 #4
=97 @sandyharlel 5 #6
=97 @Coastineer 5 #7
=97 @Matt_D_B 5 #8
=97 @_BlakeAidan 5 #14
=97 @lloydusw01 5 #15
=97 @thetanz2 5 #16
=97 @Eliseduskin 5 #17
=97 @debsparris 5 #18
=108 @EquiumFox 4 #1
=108 @petermcnasty 4 #2
=108 @steviebayl 4 #3
=108 @clareymarey 4 #4
=108 @crispykirman 4 #5
=108 @santry79 4 #6
=108 @steven23gall 4 #7
=108 @Chris39605565 4 #8
=108 @IAreSage 4 #9
=108 @BethBoam 4 #10
=108 @RealJamHamster 4 #11
=108 @RloeffGwincein 4 #12
=108 @grumblefeats 4 #14
=108 @davidro10147611 4 #17
=108 @amy_8638 4 #18
=108 @ThatDanDeresh 4 #19
=108 @KimberleyKenni2 4 #20
=125 @Chipfork42 3 #1
=125 @aortakinda 3 #2
=125 @Paco2351694390 3 #3
=125 @pelasun 3 #4
=125 @AdyMirf 3 #5
=125 @theadamwalton 3 #6
=125 @family_wynn 3 #7
=125 @LoungeLou 3 #8
=125 @peggypierce 3 #10
=125 @gailthall 3 #11
=125 @MHarley18 3 #12
=125 @myring10 3 #14
=125 @Dr_BenMeyers 3 #19
=125 @Aidan17_ 3 #20
=139 @tylernilson8 2 #1
=139 @max_thomas18 2 #2
=139 @LoisShenton 2 #3
=139 @LucasSayers1 2 #4
=139 @jamdow71 2 #6
=139 @JollyEnglishman 2 #7
=139 @Stevie_J 2 #9
=139 @Clairefeltham 2 #10
=139 @BritainDoodles 2 #11
=139 @homestill_ 2 #13
=139 @everarmstrong 2 #14
=139 @chris_bullard01 2 #17
=139 @gwalkawalka 2 #19
=139 @topcitybird 2 #20
=153 @stephkle 1 #1
=153 @ashsollars 1 #2
=153 @monkey10is 1 #3
=153 @GosdaTM 1 #4
=153 @MrsWillisY3 1 #6
=153 @chelley_lucas 1 #7
=153 @FranVarley 1 #8
=153 @DanRoth315 1 #9
=153 @KateEllen100 1 #12
=153 @turbovlad 1 #14
=153 @fred87438456 1 #15
=153 @DmMoorcroft 1 #18
=153 @yenotsneb 1 #20

Task #1[edit | edit source]

The first task of Series 1: "Throw a piece of A4 paper into a bin. Most spectacular throw wins!" Published on 23 March at 9am GMT, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #2[edit | edit source]

The second task of Series 1: "Turn your bathroom into the sort of venue you might visit for a great night out. Best bathroom conversion wins!" Published on 25 March at 9am GMT, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #3[edit | edit source]

The third task of Series 1: "Make the best dancing elephant!" Published on 27 March at 9am GMT, contestants had 6 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #4[edit | edit source]

The fourth task of Series 1: "Camouflage yourself and then reveal yourself. Best camouflage wins!" Published on 30 March at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #5[edit | edit source]

The fifth task of Series 1: "Turn your kitchen into a sporting arena, and create the most epic moment of sporting glory!" Published on 1 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #6[edit | edit source]

The sixth task of Series 1: "Do something extraordinary with a pair of trousers. Most extraordinary thing done with a pair of trousers wins!" Published on 6 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #7[edit | edit source]

The seventh task of Series 1: "Silently recreate an iconic movie moment. You may not use stop motion or computer animation. Most ambitious and enjoyable silent recognisable movie moment re-enactment wins!" Published on 8 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here. This task resulted in two entries receiving 10 points as joint winners, with no-one receiving 9 points.

Task #8[edit | edit source]

The eighth task of Series 1: "Turn your bed into something that isn't a bed. Best bed development wins!" Published on 13 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #9[edit | edit source]

The ninth task of Series 1: "Become a superhero, and demonstrate your superpowers. Best superhero wins!" Published on 15 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #10[edit | edit source]

The tenth task of Series 1: "Put something surprising under a sheet. Then reveal the surprising thing from under the sheet. Most surprising thing revealed from under a sheet wins!" Published on 20 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #11[edit | edit source]

The eleventh task of Series 1: "Make and demonstrate the best method of transport inside your home. You must be able to get in or on your method of transport." Published on 22 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #12[edit | edit source]

The twelfth task of Series 1: "Re-enact a momentous moment from history. Most authentic and powerful historical re-enactment wins!" Published on 27 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #13[edit | edit source]

The thirteenth task of Series 1: "Make a really really big version of something that is usually quite small, then demonstrate your really really big version in action. Most ridiculously oversized working item wins!" Published on 29 April at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #14[edit | edit source]

The fourteenth task of Series 1: "Put on an item of clothing in the most unusual way. Most unusual donning of clothing wins!" Published on 4 May at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #15[edit | edit source]

The fifteenth task of Series 1: "Demonstrate the most extreme housework. Most extreme housework wins!" Published on 6 May at 9am BST, contestants had 30 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #16[edit | edit source]

The sixteenth task of Series 1: "Make and show off your best invention. Best invention wins!" Published on 13 May at 9am BST, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #17[edit | edit source]

The seventeenth task of Series 1: "Make yourself look exactly like a famous person doing an unlikely activity. The first name of the famous person and the activity must begin with the same letter (e.g. Greg Davies: glass-blowing). Best combination of celebrity look-a-like and unlikely activity wins!" Published on 20 May at 9am BST, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #18[edit | edit source]

The eighteenth task of Series 1: "Look incredibly cool in a slow motion video. Most incredibly cool person in a slow motion video wins!" Published on 27 May at 9am BST, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #19[edit | edit source]

The nineteenth task of Series 1: "Do the most amazing thing with one hand on your hip at all times. Most amazing thing done with one hand on your hip at all times wins!" Published on 3 June at 9am BST, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #20[edit | edit source]

The twentieth task of Series 1: "Make a big and expressive face out of things from your house. Biggest and most expressive face wins!" Published on 10 June at 9am BST, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

As this task was the series 1 HomeTasking finale, 20 entries received points (ranging from 1-20). Also, after a steward's enquiry, @anniestaskinfam received 18 points, alongside @shane_ablett, due to their entry being a collaborative transatlantic effort.

Series 2[edit | edit source]

Position Twitter Handle Points Tasks With Point Finishes
1 @jakelotusmusic 31 #2 (9 pts)
#6 (9 pts)
#7 (5 pts)
#8 (8 pts)
2 @WizzyKatie 30 #1 (3 pts)
#2 (10 pts)
#3 (10 pts)

#4 (5 pts)
#6 (2 pts)
=3 @Jones_M10 23 #2 (8 pts)
#5 (5 pts)
#6 (10 pts)
=3 @essex_tree 23 #3 (7 pts)
#7 (9 pts)
#8 (7 pts)
5 @PayneTrain_MI 22 #1 (10 pts)
#4 (2 pts)
#6 (6 pts)
#7 (1 pt)
#8 (3 pts)
6 @itsbethan_ 18 #4 (8 pts)
#5 (10 pts)
7 @davidneedswords 15 #3 (8 pts)
#4 (7 pts)
8 @RachaelCurryArt 13 #1 (4 pts)
#5 (9 pts)
9 @_BlakeAidan 12 #3 (5 pts)
#7 (7 pts)
=10 @BorisWhybrow 11 #1 (7 pts)
#6 (4 pts)
=10 @MrYear5 11 #3 (9 pts)
#7 (2 pts)
=10 @willedkins 11 #7 (6 pts)
#8 (5 pts)
=13 @AlwaysPamateur 10 #4
=13 @jwilkinsonart 10 #7
=13 @lynneacantweet 10 #8
=16 @emsjcreative 9 #1 (1 pt)
#5 (8 pts)
=16 @Warwick_S 9 #6 (5 pts)
#7 (4 pts)
=16 @Millicentaga 9 #1
=16 @JohnCoo62823682 9 #4
=16 @Hannah06270838 9 #8
=21 @RickpatArtpick 8 #1 (2 pts)
#4 (6 pts)
=21 @hometaskcanucks 8 #1
=21 @AdamReep 8 #6
=21 @Em84983988 8 #7
=25 @KimberleyKenni2 7 #2
=25 @Stevie_J 7 #5
=25 @fam_hometasking 7 #6
=28 @BooshWash 6 #1
=28 @CodeMonkeyUqui 6 #2
=28 @Chrisfginge 6 #3
=28 @tippybush 6 #5
=28 @xCharlieGOSHx 6 #8
=33 @LoungeLou 5 #1
=33 @pgdon 5 #2
=35 @yenotsneb 4 #2
=35 @kingofcrisps 4 #3
=35 @TessaLa71367936 4 #4
=35 @arxantia 4 #5
=35 @JGAdventureZone 4 #8
=40 @hayleybethyoung 3 #2
=40 @kittystroot 3 #3
=40 @maybe_felicity 3 #4
=40 @DanielleCrosbi6 3 #5
=40 @BorsukKumpelRyb 3 #6
=40 @arangast 3 #7
=46 @DanRoth315 2 #2
=46 @ClonestarJC 2 #3
=46 @keysmike09 2 #5
=46 @Vicky_A_Fish 2 #8
=50 @dandylionhead 1 #2
=50 @ColinGray4 1 #3
=50 @SarahHoldswor19 1 #4
=50 @M1Poulter 1 #5
=50 @benjisteele93 1 #6
=50 @ErinLoughin 1 #8

Task #1[edit | edit source]

The first task of Series 2 was adapted from "The mean bean.": "Design and demonstrate the best quick change outfit. Best and quickest quick change outfit wins!" Published on 14 Jan 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #2[edit | edit source]

The second task of Series 2 was adapted from "Little polythene grief cave.": "Make the best domino rally. Best domino rally wins!" Published on 21 Jan 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #3[edit | edit source]

The third task of Series 2 was adapted from "Quisps.": "Make the most striking water feature. Most striking water feature wins!" Published on 28 Jan 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #4[edit | edit source]

The fourth task of Series 2 was adapted from "Meat.": "Throw something into something. Most unbelievable throw wins!" Published on 4 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

Task #5[edit | edit source]

The fifth task of Series 2 was adapted from "This is Trevor.": "Do the most powerful thing with your little finger. Most powerful thing done with your little finger wins!" Published on 11 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

This task also featured a prize for the 1st place winner, consisting of a voucher for the Taskmaster online gift shop to the value of £50.

Task #6[edit | edit source]

The sixth task of Series 2 was adapted from "The last supper.": "Stage a realistic blooper from a home movie!" Published on 18 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

This task also featured a prize for the 1st place winner, consisting of a voucher for the Taskmaster online gift shop to the value of £50.

Task #7[edit | edit source]

The seventh task of Series 2 was adapted from "I can hear it gooping.": "Physically recreate a classic computer game. Best recreation wins!" Published on 25 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

This task also featured a prize for the 1st place winner, consisting of a voucher for the Taskmaster online gift shop to the value of £50.

Task #8[edit | edit source]

The eighth task of Series 2 was adapted from "He was a different man.": "Tell the Taskmaster you love him in the most meaningful way!" Published on 4 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT, contestants had 96 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here.

This task also featured a prize for the 1st place winner, consisting of a voucher for the Taskmaster online gift shop to the value of £50.

Bonus Tasks[edit | edit source]

#NiteFort[edit | edit source]

The bonus task: "Construct the best fort, and spend the night in it. You must not use your bed in the construction of your fort. Best fort wins!" Published on 1 May at 9am BST, contestants had 30 days to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here. As this was a bonus task, no points were awarded. However, a top twenty was still decided, and is as follows:

Position Twitter Handle
1 @jbhay
2 @gertienicphilib
3 @trudymorgancole
4 @Osbourne61
5 @lilyloutasks
6 @tcnewman1378
7 @thetrueunknown2
8 @SarahSmale4
9 @shane_ablett
10 @LoungeLou
11 @yenotsneb
12 @Kepesk
13 @meister_task
14 @BorisWhybrow
15 @BrinMoody
16 @RaaaaahRay
17 @jarethshair
18 @hayleybethyoung
19 @benjisteele93
20 @vivdenton

Halloween Task 2020[edit | edit source]

The Halloween 2020 task: "Make and demonstrate the spookiest animal using stuff from your kitchen." Published on 25 October at 8am GMT, contestants had 100 hours to submit an entry. The compilation of entries can be found here. As this was a bonus seasonal task, no points were awarded. However, a top ten was still decided, and is as follows:

Position Twitter Handle
1 @JamesWoolley5
2 @lilyloutasks
3 @PayneTrain_MI
4 @KightCreative
5 @BorsukKumpelRyb
6 @wxmdragon
7 @anorthof60
8 @steviebay1
9 @JohnCoo62823682
10 @anniestaskinfam
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