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Who is Daisy May Cooper? Meet Taskmaster's newest famous face 

Find out more about the BAFTA award-winning star

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Fans were loving the arrival of Daisy May Cooper on Taskmaster last week. Ahead of Thursday's new episode of the popular Channel 4 show that puts comedians through their paces, find out everything you need to know about Daisy here... 

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What has Daisy May Cooper starred in?

The actress is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the popular BBC Three comedy series This Country as Kerry opposite her real-life brother, Charlie Cooper, who plays her cousin Kurtan in the show.

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The series is a mockumentary that looks at youths living in the countryside, and earned Daisy the BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018. 

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Daisy with her brother, Charlie

The third and final series concluded in 2020, and Daisy has gone on to star opposite Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton in The Personal History of David Copperfield, and has also appeared in Avenue 5 as Sarah, a member of the bridge crew. She is also a cast member of Celebrity Gogglebox

Daisy is well known for her red carpet attire, as she previously attended the BAFTA awards in both a dress-version of a Swindon football shirt, and in a gown fashioned from bin liners (along with a bin lid hat). 

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Daisy at the 2019 BAFTA awards

Does Daisy May Cooper have any children?

Daisy tied the knot with her partner Will Weston in 2019, and the pair share two children, daughter Pip and newborn son, Jack. Posting a gorgeous photo of Jack on Instagram in September, Daisy explained that her son's middle name is in tribute to her late This Country co-star Michael Sleggs.

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Daisy shared a cute snap of baby Jack

Alongside the picture, she penned: "Lots of you have been asking what the bubbas name is. We have named him Jack Michael Weston. The middle name Michael after our dear friend Michael Sleggs who we lost last year. May the spirit of sluggs live on! @willwestonlandscape."

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Daisy May Cooper and the Sea Captain

The comedian is also hugely entertaining on social media, and often shares photos and clips of her young daughter, who she nicknames Buckbeak. She also recently revealed an ongoing conversation she had been enjoying with a scam account. Nicknaming him 'the sea captain', Daisy shared a series of posts where she attempted to begin a 'romance' with the account, leading to other stars including Kate Thornton and Katie Piper joining in on the hilarious situation. 

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Daisy regularly shares snaps of her conversation with 'the sea captain'

Daisy recently hit back after a Twitter user called her a "troll" on Celebrity Gogglebox by sharing a snap of herself dancing in front of the comment to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. She cheekily captioned the post: "Haters gonna hate but I'm gonna carry on letting my hooters swing." 

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