Taskmaster season 12 cast: Who are the contestants?

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Taskmaster season 11 came to an end tonight (May 20) and the Channel 4 series has already been renewed for a 12th season. The TV competition sees a different group of comedians and actors compete against each other with each new season. The casting for season 12 has just been announced and Express.co.uk has all you need to know. 

Who is in Taskmaster season 12? 

Alan Davies

Alan Davies is an English comedian and actor best known for his title role in Jonathan Creek. 

The 55-year-old is married to Katie Maskell and he is a father-of-three. The star is also known for being a panellist on the BBC show QI since 2003. 

He began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and toured all over the world,  and his show Urban Trauma ran in the West End. 

The star is also known for his radio and TV roles, having hosted Alan’s Big One on Radio 1. 

In recent years he has hosted The Dog Rescuers on Channel 5 and the chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

Desiree Burch 

Desiree Burch is an American comedian and television host who moved to London to live with her boyfriend at the time, who was from the UK. 

The California-born comedian had attended Yale University and studied theatre there. 

She was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists – a theatre troupe. 

Fans may recognise her voice from Netflix’s reality show Too Hot to Handle, which returns in June 2021.

In May 2020 she starred as a contestant in BBC’s I’ll Get This. 

Guz Khan

Guz Khan is a Pakistani-British comedian and actor who is best known for starring in Man Like Mobeen. 

Fans may have also seen him on Live at the Apollo as a stand-up comedian.

The 35-year-old, from Birmingham, first performed at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre back in 2014. 

He has appeared alongside some popular TV stars in various shows, including Idris Elba in the Netflix show Turn Up Charlie.

In 2020, he starred in the small screen adaptation of Four Weddings And a Funeral. 

Morgana Robinson

Morgana is an Australian-born actress and impressionist who is best known for starring in her own sitcom, The Morgana Show. 

Her family moved to the UK when she was three and she made her first TV appearance in 2007, in The Green Green Grass. 

She is known for playing the character Gilbert in The TNT Show and as Pippa Middleton in The Windsors. 

She made her first major film debut in the 2020 release of The Witches. 

Victoria Coren Mitchell 

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