Her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc was one of Taskmaster’s greatest contestants when she appeared in series four, so Perkins has a big act to follow. The good news is that she’s more than capable: she’s known for her smart wit (as evidenced in the clip above), so we’re predicting she’ll be a quick-thinker in the more dastardly tasks, and her track record of filthy innuendos while presenting Bake Off should give Julian Clary a run for his money.
Perkins might have been in the business for three decades, but she’s still able to surprise us – as proven when she was revealed as Dragon on The Masked Singer – so it will be interesting to see what other hidden talents she pulls out of the bag for Taskmaster.
Wokoma is a woman of many talents, putting in excellent performances in both comedy – including Year of the Rabbit and Toast of Tinseltown – and more serious roles in Enola Holmes, Crazyhead and Cheaters, as well being a writer on Sex Education, Romesh Ranganathan sitcom The Reluctant Landlord, and more.
Basically, she’s one to watch – just as likely to impress with smart, imaginative ideas as she is to tell an outrageous story like the clip above – and Taskmaster will give her a well-deserved new audience of fans.
Aussie comedian Sam Campbell joins Taskmaster’s rich tradition of introducing us to lesser-known comics, along with the likes of John Kearns and Mawaan Rizwan, but a quick look at his credentials make him very intriguing indeed.
You might have spotted him in comedies like Stath Lets Flats or Bloods, and last year he also won the main prize at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Comedy Awards, earning praise for his originality, surrealism and unexpected jokes.