Channel 4 has announced a 'Junior Taskmaster' spin-off as well as six new seasons of the main show.

Taskmaster is expanding

Taskmaster is expanding

The game show - which sees comedians compete in a range of weird and wonderful tasks to earn the approval of Greg Davies, flanked by his on-screen assistant Alex Horne - will branch out with a children-focused run featuring young people aged 9 to 11.

The show's creator Alex said: "I've watched many, many comedians flounder when given simple instructions over the past few years and I fully expect the competitors in 'Junior Taskmaster' to be both more competent and just as funny."

While Greg will be appearing as the titular Taskmaster for the spin-off, he won't be joined by his usual co-star.

Alex explained: "For that series, I will be handing over my assistant's clipboard to someone equally as efficient and persistent as myself because I have a lot more admin to do with six further handfuls of supposedly talented adults.

"I live for bureaucracy so this is all excellent news."

Meanwhile, former schoolteacher Greg commented: "My long-term contempt for young people is a matter of record but other people here at Taskmaster HQ seem convinced that they have merit.

"I am thrilled that two new team members are putting this questionable hypothesis to the test and will take on the challenge of corralling and assessing them on television.

"I will be watching closely to ensure standards are met."

And he's excited for the prospect of six new seasons of the main show, which was most recently won by Dara O Briain, while Sir Mo Farah triumphed in the New Year Treat special.

The upcoming 15th series will featured Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Jenny Eclair, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Mae Martin.