'Taskmaster' bosses have apologised after some fans with tickets couldn't get into the show's live event in New York.

Taskmaster's New York event didn't go to plan

Taskmaster's New York event didn't go to plan

The wild Channel 4 game show - which sees five constants trying to impress Greg Davies and his assistant, and show creator, Little Alex Horne - went to the United States this week bringing the programme back to its roots with a special live comedy show, but there was a major mishap with tickets.

In a statement on X, formerly Twitter, the team said: "Thank you to everyone who turned up at Rodney’s Comedy Club to see us in New York tonight. We were surprised and overjoyed at the amount of you who turned up.

"Due to a ticketing error with the venue, more tickets were sold than the venue had capacity for. We tried to fit in as many as possible, and we’re hugely sorry to anyone who had a ticket and couldn’t get in.

"We’re processing refunds to those who couldn’t get in as soon as we can, as well as giving them priority tickets to the next event we do here.

"We’ll make it our task to come back to NY very soon!"

For fans in the UK, the upcoming 17th series will return on March 28 with Steve Pemberton, Nick Mohammed, John Robins, Joanne McNally and Sophie Willan.

The broadcaster previously teased: "Who will emerge victorious, raise the weighty trophy above their head, and call themselves a Taskmaster champion?"

Earlier this year, the show hosted its third Champion of Champions special which saw the winners of series 11 through 14 head back to the house for another go.

Sarah Kendall, Morgana Robinson, Sophie Duker and Dara Ó Briain were back, while series 15 winner Mae Martin was unavailable and was instead replaced by runner-up Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

Dara won the series with Sophie finishing in second place.

The most recent regular series aired in autumn, and saw Sam Campbell crowned the winner with Sue Perkins, Susan Wokoma, Julian Clary and Lucy Beaumont making up the rest of the cast.