An award-winning Bolton actress is set to take on a number of strange challenges in the new series of Taskmaster.

It comes as the new line-up of comedians for the 17th series of the comedy game show was revealed.

Sophie Willan will b joined by presenter Joanne McNally (My Therapist Ghosted Me), award-winning comedian and BBC Radio 5 Live radio presenter John Robins, actor, and comedian Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso), and award-winning actor and writer Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9).

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Preparing themselves to compete in the challenges, this gutsy group’s efforts will be overseen by Lord Greg Davies accompanied by a Little Alex Horne scuttling by his side.

The Bolton News: After completing the challenges, Greg the ‘Taskmaster’ will judge the work, and award points based on the contestants’ performances.

Over the past year, the BAFTA and National Comedy Award winning series triumphed as one of Channel 4’s most popular programmes, coming in as the channel’s third most streamed title of the year with 2.3 billion viewing minutes recorded across all series watched in 2023.

The Bolton News:

Sophie is a BAFTA winning actress, narrator, writer, and comedian, has appeared on several shows throughout her career in TV and theatre, including Class Dismissed, and Alma’s Not Normal, which has been filmed in Bolton.

There is no official date for when the series will air, but according to a Tweet from Taskmaster, the new series is ‘coming soon’.

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