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COM­EDY STARS CHAL­LENGED TO IMPRESS FOR­MER MAYOR

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HOW do you impress a mayor?

That was the chal­lenge for five co­me­di­ans in the hit tele­vi­sion com­edy Taskmas­ter on Tues­day night (July 5)... and the mayor in ques­tion was last year’s Mayor of Che­sham, Cllr Peter Hud­son.

In a bid to win a per­fect din­ner date, the five con­tes­tants Doc Brown, Richard Os­man, Jon Richard­son, Kather­ine Ryan and Joe Wilkin­son, were tasked with im­press­ing the Mayor of Che­sham.

Tele­vised on Tues­day night, the pro­gramme showed Cllr Hud­son sit­ting in the Che­sham Town Coun­cil cham­ber de­mand­ing to be im­pressed – with vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess.

Cllr Hud­son de­clared him­self ‘quite im­pressed’ by a pho­to­graph of a pis­ta­chio eclair shown to him by Jon Richard­son, how­ever the added ex­tras of an in­ter­est­ing ren­di­tion of Des­per­ado and im­per­son­ations of a dol­phin did lit­tle to add to the stand-up’s score.

Rap­per and co­me­dian Doc Brown fared a lit­tle bet­ter with his song, declar­ing af­ter­wards he thought Cllr Hud­son’s “bar­net said show tunes” to him.

Joe Wilkin­son dashed out of the Che­sham Town Coun­cil of­fices when given the chal­lenge, re­turn­ing a few min­utes later to present Cllr Hud­son with 42 Calippo ice lol­lies and eight cans of strong lager. He later added £15 to the haul of good­ies and came third in the chal­lenge.

Richard Os­man opted for po­etry – de­liv­ered while jug­gling – to try and impress Cllr Hud­son.

With lines like “One fine day to Che­sham fair, I ven­tured forth to meet the Mayor” and “foes he has, but he’ll just kick ‘em, from Ayles­bury, Char­tridge and High Wy­combe”, he was placed a re­spectable se­cond in the chal­lenge.

But the win­ner was Cana­dian come­di­enne Kather­ine Ryan, who donned a pair of hip hop trousers for the oc­ca­sion – “it didn’t go un­no­ticed,” said Cllr Hud­son – and twerked while de­liv­er­ing a rap she de­cided should be sung in schools.

“Lis­ten up kids, we’re gonna bin the Lord’s Prayer, Big up to the big guy that’s Che­sham’s town mayor.

“That’s Peter Hud­son: you know trust him.”

A clear win­ner in the eyes of host, co­me­dian Greg Davies and the pro­gramme’s cre­ator Alex Horne.

The pro­gramme aired on Dave at 10pm on Tues­day.

If you missed it, catch up – Taskmas­ter, sea­son two, episode three at dave.uktv. that you can

Chal­lenge:C Far left, Cllr Peter Hud­son, for­mer mayor of Che­sham, on Taskmas­ter with Doc Brown. Above, en­joy­ing lager and ice lol­lies with Jo Joe Wilkin­son. Left, host Greg Davies and be­low th the show’s cast

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