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The curse of politeness.Trapped in a loveless marriage.I love to squander promise.How heavy is the water?Old Honkfoot.It's my milk now.Schrödinger's egg.100% Bosco.A show about pedantry.A yardstick for failure.

Series 15 was the fifteenth series of Taskmaster and aired on Channel 4 from 30 March to 1 June 2023. The series featured Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Jenny Eclair, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and Mae Martin as contestants and was won by Mae Martin. This series was themed around the 60s.

Series breakdown[]

This section contains spoilers.
Task Description Frankie Boyle Ivo Graham Jenny Eclair Kiell Smith-Bynoe Mae Martin
Episode 1: The curse of politeness. (30 March 2023)
1 Prize: Most dependable thing that weighs about 1kg. 3 1 2 4 5
2 Have the best first dance at a wedding with Alex. You can choose whatever music you want, but must be wearing these headphones throughout. Your first dance must last no more than a minute. 1 2 3 5 4
3 Completely unwind this ball of string. Your time started when you said Alex's name. 1 2 4 3 5
Back: Put a neat ball of string on the cushion. You do not have to unwind the ball of string.
4 Get all the rubber rings on your bargepole. You may not touch the bargepole or rubber rings at any point. 2 4 2 3 5
5 Live: Throw your items into your bucket. You must select one item when Alex blows his whistle. You must then throw that item when Alex blows his whistle again. If your bucket falls, you are disqualified. You must stay on your spot and you must not move your spot. 5 DQ 5 DQ DQ
Total 12 9 16 15 19
Episode 2: Trapped in a loveless marriage. (6 April 2023)
1 Prize: The object which, whenever you look at it, makes you feel the weirdest. 4 3 1 5 1
2 Compose a solo for this musician. The solo must be original and less than 30 seconds long. 4 5 5 5 4
Make something that looks like this musician's musical instrument, then mime to your new solo. You may not use a musical instrument in the creation of your musical instrument.
3 Team: Build the highest bridge over the middle of the red green and balance the potato on the middle of the bridge. The potato may not be anchored in any way. If anything touches the red green, you must put everything back where you found it, tut and go back to the drawing board. 5 5 3 3 3
4 Achieve the most impressive effect with a single breath. 3 1 1 1 4
5 Live: Create a recognisable picture of an animal on the back of your t-shirt using the equipment provided. You must stay on your spot, and you must not move your spot. If you create the same animal as someone else, you will both be disqualified. DQ 3 5 DQ 4
Total 16 17 15 14 16
Episode 3: I love to squander promise. (13 April 2023)
1 Prize: Most heroic thing. 3 4 5 1 2
2 Exit the caravan exactly 20 minutes after you entered the caravan. Also, to complete the task, you must write down and say 40 words. Each word must either be the same length or shorter than the previous word. 4 5 3 DQ DQ
3 Catch the potatoes in the potato hat. You must be sitting on the catching stool wearing your potato hat and you must not touch anything at any point. Anything in your hat that is not a potato will be subtracted from your potato total. 1 2 4 3 5
4 Team: Choreograph the most elaborate and enthralling fight scene, then perform it in slow motion. Your fight scene must take five minutes and will then be sped up so that it lasts one minute. 5 5 4 4 4
5 Live: Know the most facts about sausages. 3 5 4 1 3
Total 16 21 20 9 14
Episode 4: How heavy is the water? (20 April 2023)
1 Prize: Most fun thing to wear on your head that you aren't supposed to wear on your head. 5 1 4 3 2
2 Strike the most drum skins and cymbals with a single throw of a bouncy ball. 4 1 3 2 5
3 Make the fastest egg boat. Your egg boat must look like a boat and transport an egg. If your egg boat sinks or loses its egg, you are disqualified. Also, all your materials must start with the same letter and you can't order anything boaty. DQ 3 4 5 2
4 First to complete a line or four corners wins. 3[1] 2 4[1] 3 1
5 Live: Pour your sand into the other bottle. You must pour your sand from at least a foot above your other bottle. If there is a break in your sand stream, you are disqualified. DQ DQ DQ DQ DQ
Total 12 7 15 13 10
Episode 5: Old Honkfoot. (27 April 2023)
1 Prize: Luckiest thing. 3 3 2 5 4
2 Fake something. 5 4 2 2 4
3 Play the instrument indicated by the light. Each time you play an instrument correctly, another will be added to the sequence until you make a mistake. 5 2 3 2 5
Bonus: The person who sounds the least worst. 0 0 0 1 0
4 Team: Salvage the most spoons. You may not leave the lab and all spoons must be salvaged with a magnet. Your salvager must not remove their headwear. Also, from now on, you must speak in a very high-pitched voice. DQ DQ 5 5 5
5 Team Live: Stuff all these things in your teammate's outfit. If you're wearing a special outfit, you must stay on your spot with your hands on your head at all times. 0 0 5 5 5
Team Live: Say how many things you stuffed in your teammate's outfit. If you're correct, your points are doubled. If you're wrong, the other team gets your points. - - 5 5 5
Total 13 9 22 25 28
Episode 6: It's my milk now. (4 May 2023)
1 Prize: Best thing to play about with in your bathroom. 5 3 1 4 2
2 Invent an imaginary companion, then complete a domestic task with your imaginary companion. Your imaginary companion must either be much taller or much littler than you. 5 4 2 3 4
3 Efficiently shell an egg. You may not touch any part of any egg with your hands and you may only break the shell of one of the eggs. 1 3 2 4 5
4 Bash the big bell with the bowling ball. Fastest gets five points. Slowest gets four points. Nobody else gets any points. You must stay off the grass unless you are wearing gold shoes. If anything other than the bowling ball or gold shoes touches the grass, you are disqualified. 4 DQ DQ DQ 5
5 Live: Walk around the chairs listening to Greg's story, then sit on a chair when you hear a word containing two letter Ls. If you stop walking or touch a chair incorrectly, you are disqualified. If you fail to sit on a chair when you hear a word containing two letter Ls, you are disqualified. 3 4 2 1 5
Total 18 14 7 12 21
Episode 7: Schrödinger's egg. (11 May 2023)
1 Prize: Most brilliant thing that pops up. 5 4 3 2 1
2 Rotate the pulper wheel without pulping the egg. You must not move from this spot at any point. If you pulp the egg, you are disqualified. 4 5 DQ 3 DQ
3 Team: Completely free yourselves and have a team hug. 2 2 5 5 5
4 Write down a number between 0 and 100, a length of time between 1 minute and 20 minutes, five ingredients, a country, a noun and an adjective. 1 1 1 5 4
Make a [adjective] [country adjectival] [noun]. You must use all these ingredients and you must also clap [number] times.
5 Live: Say the word given to you by the Taskmaster in the accent on the card you choose. The Taskmaster will guess what accent you are doing. 5 2 2 5 5
Total 17 14 11 20 15
Episode 8: 100% Bosco. (18 May 2023)
1 Prize: Best thing you take everywhere with you but struggle to fit in your bag. 4 4 5 4 4
2 Pile the pineapples on the path. You must not get wet. 1 4 3 2 5
3 Repurpose this umbrella and demonstrate its new purpose. 3 1 2 5 4
4 Put the most stuff on top of this jelly without breaking the jelly. If anything other than jelly touches the duck, you are disqualified. 5 DQ 1 4 DQ
5 Team Live: Using only the scratching posts, remove as many balls from your suit as possible. Your teammates may throw balls from the throwing spots throughout. The throwing spots may not be moved. Also, if you're in a team of three, the two non-suit wearers must hold hands throughout. 3 3 5 5 5
Total 16 12 16 20 18
Episode 9: A show about pedantry. (25 May 2023)
1 Prize: Sneakiest thing. 4 2 4 5 4
2 Team: Make these things the same colour as those things. People and bottles must stay on their spots at all times. You may perform 10 bottle stamps and two bottle squeezes. 5 5 5 5 5
3 Put three single-digit numbers in the slots then open the second task. 4 5 2 2 3
Deliver a one-minute lecture about the year you selected. You may not leave the lab.
4 Make exactly 99 holes in this piece of paper. Your holes must have a diameter of at least three millimetres and form a recognisable picture or pattern. If you make more or fewer than 99 holes, you are disqualified. Also, if you look at Alex or speak to Alex at any point, you are disqualified. 5 DQ DQ 4 DQ
5 Live: Combine two of your things to equal the height of the thing said by Greg. You may not use any of your things twice. Worst guess each round is eliminated. 2 4 1 5 3
Total 20 16 12 21 15
Episode 10: A yardstick for failure. (1 June 2023)
1 Prize: Best Greg Davies merchandise that isn't on the market but should be on the market. 1 4 3 2 5
2 Fill the glass up to the line from the furthest distance. If you use a hose and someone else uses a hose, both hose users are disqualified. 0 0 4 0 5
3 Do what Alex does immediately after Alex does it in exactly the same time as Alex does it. You must press your button when you're satisfied you have done what Alex has done. If you do not complete an activity, 10 seconds will be added to your time. 5 4 1 2 3
4 Team: Write the name of a profession in this hole, then open the task. 4 4 5 5 5
Team: Perform an original lullaby for [your profession].
5 Live: Convince the Taskmaster that your feet are not in ice when they are in ice or that your feet are in ice when they aren't in ice. You must keep your feet either in ice or not in ice for 30 seconds before the Taskmaster makes his judgement. If the Taskmaster is correct, you are disqualified. DQ DQ 5 DQ DQ
T Scream the loudest with your mouth closed. - - -
Total 10 12 18 9 18
Grand Total 150 131 152 158 174


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jenny and Frankie came first and second in the task respectively, but lost one point each for retrieving a sign with the word "banana" on it from the tree instead of the actual banana.