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 about the news. 265 episodes (23 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker.

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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?


This episode was co-produced with 2LE Media.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2017
Channel 4
120 minutes

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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