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The Last Leg

The Last Leg

  • TV chat show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2021
  • 266 episodes (23 series)

Weekly live topical comedy chat with Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker - three guys with four legs between them.

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Series 18 - The Last Leg Of The Year

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker present a two-hour New Year's special, taking a look back at the highs and lows of 2019 in the company of a selection of celebrity guests, including Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Tom Davis and Rosie Jones. Johnny Vegas is on hand to man the studio's bar and keep the drinks flowing, while house band The Horne Section provide the music. Alex takes on his most daring challenge to date when he trains to become a racing driver, aiming to become the first disabled person in history to complete a high-speed lap in a racing car at Donington Park.

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 31st December 2019
Channel 4
125 minutes
  • Sunday 15th December 2019, 18:30 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 2nd January 2020 2:30am 4seven

Cast & crew

Adam Hills Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Regular Panellist
Alex Brooker Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Johnny Vegas Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Tom Davis Guest
Rosie Jones Guest
Alex Horne Guest
Zawe Ashton Guest
Billy Monger Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Self
Rob Beckett Self
Joe Lycett Self
Aisling Bea Self
Kathy Burke Self
Jimmy Carr Self
Michael Sheen Self
Harry Hill Self
Noel Fielding Self
Stacey Dooley Self
Daisy May Cooper Self
Nish Kumar Self
Sandi Toksvig Self
Richard Ayoade Self
Tom Allen Self
Lorraine Kelly Self
Sean Lock Self
Louis Theroux Self
Joanna Lumley Self
Ben Reynolds (as The Horne Section) Band
Joe Auckland (as The Horne Section) Band
Mark Brown (as The Horne Section) Band
Ed Sheldrake (as The Horne Section) Band
Dave Manington (as The Horne Section) Band
Writing team
Adam Vincent Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Craine Writer (Additional Material)
Matthew Crosby Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Toby Baker Director
Ben Duncan VT Director
Lisa Kirk Series Editor
Cimran Shah Series Producer
Sophie Le Good Producer
Tom Messer Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Ben Knappett Executive Producer
Lauren Wilkinson Line Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Chris Kenyon Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Cath Pater-Lancucki Production Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Ben Joiner VT Director of Photography


Johnny Vegas takes over The Last Leg

Johnny Vegas causes complete chaos on the set when he doesn't let the programme more on to the next point.

Featuring: Adam Hills & Josh Widdicombe.


The Last Leg gets Ofcom complaints over Thunberg joke

The Last Leg viewers were divided over the controversial gag by Rosie Jones about the 16-year-old climate activist on the New Year's special of the Channel 4 comedy show.

Kyle O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 2nd January 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

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