The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Channel 4 chat show where three guys with four legs discuss last week. 202 episodes (18 series), 2012 - 2019. Stars Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker.

Returns Friday 25th October at 10pm. Episode Guide
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The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Series 11 - Re-United Kingdom

Inspired by and in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox, this special pays tribute to Jo and celebrates what we all have in common. With warmth and humour Adam, Alex and Josh reunite famous foes and settle some long-standing disputes. Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, Jon Richardson, Stephen Mangan, Elbow, Lily Cole and James Buckley are amongst the guests.

Further details

After polling day, and with the recent divisive election and referendum campaigns behind us, Channel 4 hosts this special programme dedicated to bringing people back together. Inspired by, and in memory of MP Jo Cox.

With warmth and humour Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe reunite famous foes and settle some long-standing disputes as high profile guests from the worlds of politics and show business come together and put their differences aside. Cross party involvement and international faces are lending their support in surprising and interesting ways across the evening.

Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, Jon Richardson, Stephen Mangan, Elbow, Lily Cole and James Buckley are amongst the studio guests.

The show kicks off a weekend of UK-wide community events, street parties and picnics organised by The Jo Cox Foundation under the banner of The Great Get Together. The Last Leg's Re-United Kingdom and The Great Get Together aims to be a weekend of celebration and reconciliation as we remember the words that Jo spoke in her maiden speech to Parliament that "we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us".

Channel 4's Head of Entertainment & TV Events, Ed Havard, says: "We're genuinely honoured to be joining forces with The Jo Cox Foundation. From the Paralympic Games to General Elections, The Last Leg has used entertainment and comedy to address important issues and so it is the perfect programme to drive home the message at the heart of this Re-United Kingdom special."

Tony Blair appears in a sketch

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Tony Blair, Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair appears in a comedy sketch in this episode, appearing alongside Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe.

As the Last Leg boys enter 'The Lift Reconciliation' bickering, a mysterious figure lurks behind a book listening in on their squabbles. As their spat reaches its peak the man behind the book is revealed to be Tony Blair who tells them to pull themselves together and unite to celebrate the life of Jo Cox.

Political Reunions

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Ed Balls, Michael Gove. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

As well as speaking to an array of famous faces from across the worlds of politics, celebrity and music, The Last Leg boys reunite the likes of political rivals Tony Blair and William Hague, and Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson.

The politicians take an awkward ride in the 'lift of reconciliation'. Those pairs include Ed Balls and newly appointed Environment Secretary Michael Gove. It may only be a short lift ride but perhaps a shared love of Korean pop music and dance will help them settle their differences by the time they reach their destination?

Notes

This episode was co-produced with 2LE Media.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 16th June 2017
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
120 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Adam Hills Host / Presenter
    Josh Widdicombe Regular Panellist
    Alex Brooker Regular Panellist
    Guest cast
    Nick Clegg Guest
    Stephen Mangan Guest
    Katherine Ryan Guest
    Jon Richardson Guest
    James Cleverly Guest
    Alastair Campbell Guest
    Guy Garvey Guest
    William Hague Guest
    Lily Cole Guest
    James Buckley Guest
    Nicola Sturgeon Self
    Alan Carr Self
    Romesh Ranganathan Self
    Rob Beckett Self
    Jon Snow Self
    Matt Frei Self
    Tony Blair Self
    Ed Balls Self
    Michael Gove Self
    Gary Lineker Self
    David Cameron Self
    John Major (as Sir John Major) Self
    Gordon Brown Self
    Richard Angell Self
    Ruth Davidson Self
    Guy Goma Self
    Andy Burnham Self
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy Self
    Cathy Newman Self
    Alastair Stewart Self
    Robert Peston Self
    Lucy Verasamy Self
    Dermot Murnaghan Self
    Gillian Joseph Self
    Sarah-Jane Mee Self
    Ed Miliband Self
    Saffiyah Khan Self
    Sophie Walker Self
    Steve Coogan Self
    Rachel Riley Self
    Sara Pascoe Self
    Catherine Tate Self
    Sue Perkins Self
    Joe Wilkinson Self
    Joe Lycett Self
    Anthony Joshua Self
    Martin Freeman Self
    Aisling Bea Self
    Katya Jones Self
    Craig Potter (as Elbow) Band
    Mark Potter (as Elbow) Band
    Pete Turner (as Elbow) Band
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