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Taskmaster viewers solve task before contestants using one small clue

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 07/10/2021 Matilda Davies
Taskmaster's Greg Davies set tasks for Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell but it was the fans who worked it out. © Channel 4 Taskmaster's Greg Davies set tasks for Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell but it was the fans who worked it out.

Taskmaster viewers managed to spot the answer to a seemingly impossible challenge before any of the contestants tonight (October 8).

Greg Davies, as usual, set tasks for Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell to test their wits.

One challenge saw contestants supplied with a toy farm, and asked to build a bridge over the river only using the materials in the room.

Taskmaster Alan Davies © Channel 4 Taskmaster Alan Davies

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With only sand, a toy barn and a cow figurine, the contestants struggled to build anything resembling a bridge, instead creating dams or mounds of sand. The first four – Desiree, Alan, Guz and Victoria – all failed to build any real structure.

Fans, however, masterminded the challenge in record time. Naturally, they took to Twitter to explain that this actually wasn't the first time this game has been played on Taskmaster.

Taskmaster Guz Khan © Channel 4 Taskmaster Guz Khan

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It actually already appeared in the show's second season, where the secret answer was to look under the table, where additional tools and materials were hidden.

Morgana Robinson's attempt was shown last. She was the only contestant that spotted the clue written on the underside of a crow figurine.

The clue said: "Troy." After some pushing by co-host Alex Horne, Morgana figured out it was a reference to the Trojan horse from Greek mythology, where troops stowed under a fake horse to storm an enemy castle.

Taskmaster Morgana Robinson © Channel 4 Taskmaster Morgana Robinson

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Sure enough, stowed under the table were additional building materials.

Even some fans who hadn't seen the earlier series managed to spot the clue and work it out.

With the additional materials, Morgana managed to make the tallest structure of all of the contestants.

Taskmaster Greg Davies © Channel 4 Taskmaster Greg Davies

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But it was Alan Davies who took home the top score for the round for his creative decision to use an egg to tunnel under his mound of sand and create a bridge. Nicely played.

Taskmaster airs on Thursdays at 9pm on Channel 4. A new Champion of Champions special is also expected to premiere in 2021.

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