Alex Horne



The Button (devisor & host)

The Guessing Game (team captain)

Taskmaster (devisor & co-host)

We Need Answers


Born in 1978, Alex Horne studied at Cambridge University where he was a member of the famous Footlights troupe.

As well as co-hosting, he devised the format and most of the tasks for Taskmaster, which was based on a live feature he ran at the Edinburgh Fringe.


He appeared as a contestant on Countdown in 2008, winning three games. He actually qualified for the series finals but couldn't take part due to other commitments.

He has a jazz band called The Horne Section who have had their own BBC Radio 4 comedy series with Alex.

He's a dab hand at table football.

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