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Series 8 was the eighth series of Taskmaster and first aired on Dave from 8 May to 10 July 2019. The series featured Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson as contestants and was won by Lou Sanders. This series had a Japanese theme, and begun a trend where every series has a unique theme.

Series breakdown[]

This section contains spoilers.
Task Description Iain Stirling Joe Thomas Lou Sanders Paul Sinha Sian Gibson
Episode 1: Hello. (8 May 2019)
1 Prize: Most powerful smell. 2 1 5 3 3
2 Find the receiver of this baby monitor. You must leave your hat on. 5 3 2 1 4
3 Make the best ventriloquist dummy and be chatted up by it. 5 1 4 4 4
4 Alex is on that bridge in the distance with lights on his head. Get as close as you can to Alex without him noticing you. Alex will duck down behind the wall for 10 seconds, then pop up for 10 seconds, then back down for 10 seconds, and so on until he notice you. 4 5 4 1 2
5 Live: Get the greatest weight of doughnuts in your bucket. You must have your hands on your hips at all times. 4 2 5 1 3
T Peel a banana using only your feet. You cannot touch the banana with your hands. The peeled banana cannot be damaged.
Total 20 12 20 10 16
Episode 2: A novel about Russian Gulags. (15 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best pair of things. 4 1 3 4 5
2 Put something on your face that looks like a moustache from a long distance away, but when you get up close, you realise it's something completely different to what you thought. 2 3 4 5 1
3 Get this rice into the bottle in the living room. You may only use the shopping basket and its contents to transport and deliver the rice. You may not touch the rice with anything other than the shopping basket and its contents. You may not take the bottle out of the living room. 3 5 4 DQ 2
Bonus: For accepting disqualification with grace and being a reasonable man. 0 0 0 1 0
4 Team: Tell your teammates what is in this chest. Your teammates must not see what is in the chest. After reading the task out, you may not speak until the task is over. In the first minute, you may only use facial expressions. In the second minute, you may only make noises. In the third minute, you may only shout adjectives. From then on, you may only whisper verbs. 2 3 2 2 3
5 Travel the furthest distance while making a constant noise with your mouth. 1 5 4 2 3
6 Live: Say a species of bird, eat a grape, then shout a competitor's name within five seconds of hearing your own name. If you fail to say a different species of bird, pop a grape in your mouth and shout a competitor's name within five seconds of hearing your own name, you will be eliminated. You must not say any bird that has previously been said during the task. 1 3 4 5 2
Total 13 20 21 19 16
Episode 3: Stuck in a mammal groove. (22 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best burstable item. 3 2 1 4 5
2 Build the best volcano. 2 5 5 3 2
3 Work out what Alex Horne is wearing next door. Both you and Alex must stay in your seats at all times. Alex Horne may only communicate with Alex Horne's horn. 3 0 4 2 5
4 Alex is in the living room. In 20 minutes from now, you must apologise to Alex for something you've done in that time. 4 2 5 1 3
5 Live: Get into one sleeping bag with your arms through the arm-holes, the zip zipped up and the hood on your head. Then stand to attention and salute the Taskmaster for a five full seconds. Then get into the other sleeping bag with your arms in the arm-holes, the zip zipped up and the hood on your head whilst still in your first sleeping bag. Then skip once. 5[1] 1 4[1] 1 1
Total 17[1] 10 19[1] 11 16
Episode 4: The barrel dad. (29 May 2019)
1 Prize: Best present for a doctor. 1 4 3 1 5
2 Get this loo roll through the toilet seat. You must not lower the toilet seat. 5 4 4 1 2
3 Make the best thing to engage a toddler. 4 4 3 5 5
4 Team: Put the most weight in the hammock without anything falling out of the hammock. If anything falls out of the hammock, you are disqualified. DQ 3 DQ DQ 3
5 Live: Choose a hoop that you think you can throw a frying pan into. Choose a distance from which you can throw a frying pan into that hoop. If you choose the big hoop, you have one attempt. If you choose the medium hoop, you have two attempts. If you choose the small hoop, you have three attempts. 0 0 5 4 0
T Standing behind this rope, whip the bottle off the barrel.
Total 10 15 15 11 15
Episode 5: Stay humble. (5 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best face. 5 1 2 4 3
2 Divert the sand from bucket A into bucket B. You may not touch the sand. You may not move the buckets. You may not leave the room. DQ 4 5 2 3
3 Make the most realistic injury using food. If two or more people use tomato ketchup, they are disqualified. 4 4 4 1 5
4 Team: Have a long-distance game of catch with this beach ball. One team member must be filmed in one location throwing the ball out of shot. Another team member must then be filmed in another location, catching the ball correctly and throwing the ball out of shot and so on. 3 2 3 3 2
Bonus: Most distance covered on their own. 0 0 0 1 0
5 Herd the most ping-pong balls into the ping-pong pen. You may only touch the ping-pong balls with the basketball, the string or one little finger. You may not move the ping-pong pens..
Secret Instruction: Herd this ball and you halve your total.
5 4 4 1 2
6 Live: Recreate the scene in the box. You will parade past it once, and must be touching the person in front of you throughout the parade. 4 5 2 2 2
Total 21 20 20 14 17
Episode 6: Rock 'n' roll umlaut. (12 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best see-through item. 1 4 1 1 1
2 Completely conceal yourself in this phone box. No part of you or your clothing may be visible from outside the phone box. 5 2 4 1 2
3 Team: Design the most iconic album cover. 2 4 2 2 4
4 In five minutes, you must return this pack of cards to Alex in the lab and tell Alex the order that the cards are currently in. You may not leave this room during the five minutes. 2 4 DQ 5 3
5 Score a goal from the furthest distance. You may take only one shot. If you don't score a goal, you're disqualified. You must perform a terrific goal celebration whether or not you score a goal. DQ DQ DQ DQ 5
Bonus: Best goal celebration. 0 0 0 0 0
6 Live: Standing behind the first line, roll your loo roll beyond the second line. If your loo roll fails to cross the second line or falls from the runway, you are eliminated from the task. 0 DQ 5 DQ 0
Live: Retrieve your shoe. You may not cross the line in front of you. If your shoe falls off your loo roll, or your loo roll breaks, you are eliminated from the task.
Total 10 14 12 9 15
Episode 7: This is Trevor. (19 June 2019)
1 Prize: Best slippery thing. 3 4 5 4 2
2 Find the pink ladies. If you touch or move a bowl, you must turn it over. If you find the green egg, you are disqualified. DQ 5 4 3 DQ
3 Choose an outfit that the contestant whose first name comes after yours alphabetically must wear throughout a future task. 4 5 2 3 2
Correctly, whilst wearing your complete outfit, identify the flavours of these crisps.
4 Do the most powerful thing with your little finger. 3 5 2 3 2
5 Team Live: Do not release the green egg. Each team will be asked a question in turn. If you pull the string with the correct answer you will not release the green egg. A different member of your team must answer each time. 0 5 0 0 5
Total 10 24 13 13 11
Episode 8: Aquatic sewing machine. (26 June 2019)
1 Prize: Nicest thing to hold. 3 4 2 5 3
2 Make the best picture in the sand of a former Taskmaster contestant using one of these implements. You must roll the dice to choose your implement. Nothing but air may touch the sand at any point. 5 2 2 4 1
3 Team: Catch all the red balls in things from the shed. Catch all the yellow balls in clothing. Don't let the green balls touch anything other than the grass. Catch the blue ball in something from the kitchen. You may not touch the ball machines. Any non-green ball that touches the ground at any point will not count. 5 DQ 5 5 DQ
4 Make this beach ball cross the finishing line. Only water can touch the beach ball. 5 1 3[2] 2 4[2]
5 Live: Complete the five-syllable word started by the Taskmaster. Honk your horn if you think you know what word the Taskmaster is going to say. If you guess it correctly after one syllable, you get five points. If you guess it after two syllables - four points etc. Guess it incorrectly, you lose all your points. You may only guess once per word. 0 0 0 5 0
Total 18 7 12[2] 21 8[2]
Episode 9: I've been a bit ill. (3 July 2019)
1 Prize: Best form of protection. 4 3 5 4 3
2 Bounce one of these balls so that it lands in that bin. After propelling the ball, you may not touch or strike it on its way to that bin. You must use the ball you touch first. 3 1 5 2 4
3 Devise the most delicious dust. 5 4 1 3 2
4 Team: Make yourselves look like one person. 3 2 3 3 2
Team: Remaining as one person throughout, put on these yellow wellington boots, eat this banana, and put the banana skin in the yellow bin over there. 1 4 1 1 4
5 Live: Stack the most bowls and plates on your head. You must stack them one at a time. Also, you must stand upright when you stack. Also, you may not touch a bowl or plate that is already stacked. Also, you must stack the bowls and plated alternately. Also, you must stay standing on your spot throughout the task. 3 2 5 4 1
Total 19 16 20 17 16
Episode 10: Clumpy swayey clumsy man. (10 July 2019)
1 Prize: Best thing that will actually change your life for the better the most. 5 4 3 3 2
2 Completely erase this eraser. 5 1 3 4 2
Bonus for fully erasing the eraser 0 3 0 0 0
Bonus for attempting to eat the eraser 0 0 1 0 0
3 Make yourself some tremendous pretend legs. 3 1 4 2 5
4 Follow the instructions on the signs and park this buggy in the parking bay. You have a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare your journey, during which you may not move any of the items on the course. Your journey must start from where the buggy is now. Also, you must be wearing this blindfold correctly at all times during your journey. 5 3 1 2 4
5 Live: Correctly wearing these goggles, and with your eyes open at all times, retrieve your duck. You must stand on your spot and hold your stick by the handle. You must stay standing on your spot throughout the task. 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 12 12 11 13
Grand Total 156 150 164 136 143


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Although Lou completed the task quicker than Iain, Iain was awarded the win, although Lou should have been awarded 5 points and Iain 4 points. The scores for the episode and total points for the series both reflect this unexplained change to the points awarded for this task.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Whilst Lou completed the task in 5:37 and Sian completed it in 6:40, Sian was awarded 4 points and Lou awarded 3 points, although Lou should have been awarded 4 points and Sian 3 points.The scores for the episode and total points for the series both reflect this unexplained change to the points said to be awarded for this task.

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