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* Victoria comes fourth in the bike-riding task. This may not seem impressive at first glance, but considering that this was the first time she'd ever ridden a bike at all, it's a pretty solid accomplishment.


* The team task in "The Customised Inhaler" involves solving a riddle that is written in a code and needs to be deciphered first. The key to the code is written on the back of a jigsaw that has been split up, with one half in the lab and the other in the living room. [[TheSmartGuy Victoria]], who is in the lab, manages to decipher most of the riddle with only her half of the jigsaw; and by the time it occurs to her that Alan has the other half, she mainly checks with him that her deductions were correct. In the studio, Alex notes that he didn't think anyone would be able to decipher the code with only half the key.

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* The team task in "The Customised Inhaler" involves solving a riddle that is written in a code and needs to be deciphered first. The key to the code is written on the back of a jigsaw that has been split up, with one half in the lab and the other in the living room. [[TheSmartGuy Victoria]], who is in the lab, manages to decipher most of the riddle with only her half of the jigsaw; and by the time it occurs to her that Alan has the other half, she mainly checks with him that her deductions were correct. In the studio, Alex notes that he didn't correct.
-->'''Alex''': I mean, I have to say, we didnít
think anyone would be able to decipher the code could solve it with only half the key.jigsaw, but [Victoria] managed to do it.
** Victoria finishes in second place in this episode, making this the ''first'' episode where she wasn't in last place.

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* The team task in "The Customised Inhaler" involves solving a riddle that is written in a code and needs to be deciphered first. The key to the code is written on the back of a jigsaw that has been split up, with one half in the lab and the other in the living room. [[TheSmartGuy Victoria]], who is in the lab, manages to decipher most of the riddle with only her half of the jigsaw; and by the time it occurs to her that Alan has the other half, she mainly checks with him that her deductions were correct. In the studio, Alex notes that he didn't think anyone would be able to decipher the code with only half the key.



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* Liza Tarbuck solving a team task in under a minute, then, ignored by Tim Vine and Asim Chaudhry, completes the task before they can even figure out the objective.

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* Victoria was the only contestant not to use the big scissors for the balloon popping task in "An Imbalance in the Poppability" and (after a few tries and using free ducks to help her aim) was able to pop it with a dart.


** An episode later, she ends the series on a high by winning the final studio task.



* As mentioned above, Charlotte has been struggling throughout the series, but she ends the series on a high by winning the final studio task.

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!! Series 12
* As mentioned above, Charlotte has been struggling throughout In "Oatmeal and Death", the series, but she ends spacehopper task requires more maths than usual to work out the series scores, as it is judged on a high by winning three factors rather than just one. Victoria Coren Mitchell manages to calculate all the final studio task.scores correctly in her head before Greg can work them out using pen and paper.



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* Lolly successfully hiding from Alex for 23 minutes in the hide-and-seek task when everyone else topped out at 2 and a half minutes. She even trolls him by calling from her hiding place, and sending pictures of herself on vacation and as a baby.



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* The "scavenger hunt" task sends mot of the contestants dashing around the house in confusion trying to find additional task envelopes and a mysterious blue book. James, however, calmly walks from room to room and heads straight to each envelope, winning the task handily. He wins admiration from both Greg and Alex.
-->'''Greg''': I feel like that whole thing was in real time. That was the fastest ever--
-->'''Alex''': It was, pretty much. He'd already spotted the blue book during an earlier task. He'd always been aware of his surroundings. [to James] I think you know the show better than I know the show.
-->'''James''': I love it. I'm a big fan. That was a dream come true.


* The contestants are challenged to tie themselves up as difficultly as possible; whoever Alex takes the longest to untie wins. Rhod sits for a moment to think, then ties Alex to the chair, puts a bucket on Alex's head and his shoes on his feet, and then casually ties a loose loop around his own wrists. Alex never manages to untie himself.
** Rhod expected his competitors to object to his unusual interpretation of the task, which has been a running theme through the series. The other four can only admire his imaginative approach.

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* The contestants are challenged to tie themselves up as difficultly as possible; whoever Alex takes the longest to untie wins. Rhod sits for a moment to think, then ties Alex to the chair, puts a bucket on Alex's head and his shoes on his feet, and then casually ties a loose loop around his own wrists. Alex never manages to untie himself.
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himself. Rhod expected his competitors to object to his unusual interpretation of the task, which has been a running theme through the series. The other four can only admire his imaginative approach.




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* Joe Thomas, who hasn't won any episodes by that point and has had inconsistently good and bad episode scores, wins "This Is Trevor" outright with 24 points (Lou and Paul were joint second at a distant 13 points) and nearly has a clean sweep. He won or joint-won every task in the episode except for the prize task, in which he was joint second.


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* As mentioned above, Charlotte has been struggling throughout the series, but she ends the series on a high by winning the final studio task.

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* Mike Wozniak continuing to be TheUnfettered in the finale by [[spoiler: shaving his hair into a mohawk for the prize task]].

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* Having been the weakest contestant for much of the series, Charlotte absolutely ''storms'' to victory in episode nine, winning three of the tasks and coming second in another; her only moment of failure is getting eliminated first from the stage task. She had already won one episode in the series, admittedly, but even then, winning two episodes is still impressive considering her less-than-stellar overall performance.


* Noel effortlessly hopping through an obstacle course of bunting to deliver a platter of sandwiches, without making a single mistake, while wearing cowboy boots.

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* Noel effortlessly hopping through an obstacle course of bunting to deliver a platter of sandwiches, without making a single mistake, while wearing cowboy boots. High-heeled cowboy boots.


* The five contestants are asked to bring in "the creepiest thing" for the prize task. Rhod reveals a film of himself hiding in Greg's closest, watching Greg sleep. Greg had failed to see all his guests out after a party, and Rhod waited in the closet for hours until dawn, so he had enough light to film.

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* The five contestants are asked to bring in "the creepiest thing" for the prize task. Rhod reveals a film of himself hiding in Greg's closest, closet, watching Greg sleep. Greg had failed to see all his guests out after a party, and Rhod waited in the closet for hours until dawn, so he had enough light to film.



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* In "Premature Conker", the team task involves the teams moving a bag of salt from one table to another. As the bag was not allowed to touch the ground, both teams ended up throwing the bag to each other. During the team of three's attempt, Sarah swallowed some of the salt as she was catching the bag -- and [[spoiler:she quickly realised that they were throwing a bag of ''sugar'', which was something that [[FailedASpotCheck Mike and Lee had failed to notice]]]]. The moment is so awesome that the clip gets replayed in the studio.


* Daisy May Cooper being one of the hardest competitors in the series [[spoiler:and being one spaghetti bridge away from winning the entire competition]] whilst [[PregnantBadass visibly pregnant]] through the series is something to admire.

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* Daisy May Cooper being one of the hardest competitors in the series [[spoiler:and being one spaghetti bridge away from winning the entire competition]] whilst [[PregnantBadass visibly pregnant]] through the series is something to admire.admire.

!! Series 11
* In "The Lure of the Treacle Puppies," one task is to get a helium-filled balloon to hover between one's neck and waist. Two contestants are shown to have been disqualified because their balloons flew away. When Mike Wozniak's VT is shown, his balloon is also shown to have flown away... and then become caught in some low tree branches on the adjacent golf course. Mike, being TheDeterminator, then climbs over the fence, carefully extracts the balloon, and successfully complete the task inside the phone box. At the same time, he makes ''Taskmaster'' history as the first contestant to leap over the fence onto the golf course.

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