'Taskmaster' could let fans take on "ludicrous" tasks in a new live experience.

Taskmaster could launch a new live experience

Taskmaster could launch a new live experience

The producers behind the Channel 4 show are considering launching a project to let viewers in on the action, but they will only look into it if more than 100,000 people sign up to the mailing list.

In a video released this week, host Greg Davies and his assistant Alex Horne said: "This is a very important message for the Taskmaster community.

"A lot of people have asked us whether we’ve ever considered doing a Taskmaster Live experience.

"So that you glorious people at home could actually take part in the same ludicrous tasks that so-called comedians do.

"To compete, to be the ultimate Taskmaster champion, could now be the time? Do you want this?

"If so, please sign up to the Taskmaster live experience mailing list. If we get 100,000 sign ups then we’ll know, and Taskmaster: The Live Experience will become a thing soon… Ish.

"So what are you waiting for? Sign up and become a hero. Your time starts now."

There are plans to expand the series in a big way, with a new virtual reality game on the way from studio Scallywag Arcade.

Last month, Alex said in a statement: "Genuinely, this is extraordinary, brilliant and very fun.

"Also, I've always wanted to be a contestant on Taskmaster so this is great for me as a VR user, except that I will also have my virtual self watching my attempts and undermining my confidence so I may well regret the whole venture after I've had a go."

Greg added: "The team have done an incredible job and the game is a really exciting addition to the 'Taskmaster' world.

"On a personal note, the creation of a virtual reality Taskmaster takes me ever closer to my ultimate goal of working without even leaving my sofa."

The game has been created - in partnership with production company Avalon - by the new Liverpool-based indie studio, which includes staff previously at the likes of Aardman, Merge Games, Warner Bros and PlayStation.

Tasks featured in the game include smashing watermelons and tidying up rubber ducks, as well as the "most chaotic VR bath VR" has witnessed.

The title is set to launch in 2024 for Meta Quest and Steam VR users.