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Alex Brooker critical of The Witches limb impairments

A new film version of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches has been criticised for its depictions of limb difference. The film, which stars Anne Hathaway, features evil characters who have distinct hand and feet impairments. Alex Brooker, who has hand and arm impairments, told the BBC that the images "jarred quite a lot" and could "add to the stigma" around disability.

BBC, 4th November 2020

Comedians feature in Channel 4's festive schedule

Channel 4's 2020 Christmas TV offerings will include comedians staying overnight in a toy shop, David Walliams creating a new version of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, and episodes of Big Fat Quiz Of The Year and The Last Leg.

British Comedy Guide, 21st October 2020

Alex Brooker interview

The Last Leg presenter and comedian is confronting his fears and concerns around his disability head on in a new BBC Two documentary.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 4th July 2020

Alex Brooker: Viewers don't define me by my disability

When comedian Alex Brooker was hired to appear on The Last Leg he was initially put on a nine-day contract. Which isn't surprising. After all, the programme was only supposed to run for two weeks, alongside the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Brooker, who was working as a sports journalist at the time, assumed that once the tournament concluded, so too would the series. But then, the team started noticing how much momentum was building around it.

Steven McIntosh, BBC, 30th June 2020

The lighthearted TV responses to lockdown have been abundant so far, from video-linked episodes of Have I Got News For You to Matt Lucas's sketches and Grayson Perry's Art Club. Yet, none have quite managed to capture the mix of anxiety, uncertainty and unexpected humour many of us have been experiencing - which is where The Last Leg comics come in. Live from Melbourne, London and Huddersfield, the trio will present their typically incisive take on the week's events.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 8th May 2020

Adam Hills presents a special two-hour edition of the show, in which to bury this frankly rancid year in concentrated earth and try to move on. While Johnny Vegas pours the pints, Alex Brooker aims to become the first disabled man in history to complete a high-speed lap in a F4 racer at Donington Park.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 31st December 2019

There are panel shows galore tonight, and Pointless's Richard Osman hosts the most ambitious of all, assessing the best of the decade in the five categories of film, television show, song, celebrity and "new thing". Celebrity guests who will be arguing out their top choices include Jon Richardson, Lorraine Kelly, Alex Brooker and Rhianna Dhillon, while viewers can have their own say via a Twitter poll in the run-up to the show. Will Malala win celebrity of the decade, or will it be Kanye West?

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 27th December 2019

Comedy panel show The Last Leg begins a new series with a fundraising special. Hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker will be joined by celeb guests including Kathy Burke for a comic review of the past seven days, with a focus on their worthy Cancer Research cause.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 25th October 2019