'Taskmaster Starring Shirley Ballas' In New Years Special Crowns Her Winner Of The Show

The Liverpudlian Queen of Latin, Shirley Ballas, Wins Special Edition Of Taskmaster's New Year Treat On Channel 4

'Taskmaster Starring Shirley Ballas' in New Years Special crowns the Liverpudlian the winner of the show (Credit: Channel 4).
'Taskmaster Starring Shirley Ballas' in New Years Special crowns the Liverpudlian the winner of the show (Credit: Channel 4).

The championship-winning Latin dancer turned Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge has now been crowned the winner of Taskmaster's New Year Treat.


In the episode, Shirley and the rest of the cast attempted a set of absurd and bizarre tasks in a one-off festive special for the Channel 4 game show favourite that has currently run for 11 seasons and is still going strong.

The Liverpudlian from Wallasey in the Liverpool City Region was honored with the opportunity to be the star of the line-up with 85 episodes to date, this episode was only the third special edition of the show and considered a one-off New Years Special.


The series is hosted by comedian Greg Davies who plays the role of 'The Taskmaster' and series creator and comedian, Alex Horne.


The series is a panel-styled comedy game show and the winner walks away with a peculiar prize that is just as quintessentially obscure as the show itself.


The episode was first aired on Friday the 1st January 2021 with a run-time of 46:44. You can watch the original programming of this festive edition of Taskmaster on Channel 4's catch-up service, All4 for the next 30 days.

'Taskmaster Starring Shirley Ballas' in New Years Special crowns the Liverpudlian the winner of the show (Credit: Channel 4).
'Taskmaster Starring Shirley Ballas' in New Years Special crowns the Liverpudlian the winner of the show (Credit: Channel 4).

The special edition of the games show starred Shirley Ballas, known for her world-class Latin d