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

The Last Leg

  • TV chat show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2024
  • 322 episodes (30 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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The Last Leg: Locked Down Under, Episode 1

The Last Leg: Locked Down Under attempts a TV first: a live comedy show with three hosts in three different locations at the same time. The show will take viewers on a global tour from Melbourne, to London and finally Huddersfield, as hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker present from their respective homes to offer their unmatched satirical insight to current world events. They are joined by guests Miriam Margolyes, Rob Beckett and The Horne Section.

Further details

Ian Katz, director of programmes at Channel 4 says: "Adam, Josh and Alex will surely be setting a new record for the most socially distanced entertainment show on the planet by broadcasting live from their homes in Melbourne, London and Huddersfield. What can possibly go wrong?"

Phil Harris, head of entertainment at Channel 4 adds: "The Last Leg boys have taken on everything from Brexit to the Paralympics but never a pandemic. The smartness, speed and adaptability of them and the team to get this show up and running has been incredible, and we can't wait to have them back on Friday nights."

Broadcast details

Friday 8th May 2020
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 10th May 2020 2:00am C4

Cast & crew

Adam Hills Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Regular Panellist
Alex Brooker Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Miriam Margolyes Guest
Rob Beckett Guest
Alex Horne Guest
Ben Reynolds (as The Horne Section) Musical Performer
Joe Auckland (as The Horne Section) Musical Performer
Mark Brown (as The Horne Section) Musical Performer
Will Collier (as The Horne Section) Musical Performer
Ed Sheldrake (as The Horne Section) Musical Performer
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 (as Dom English) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geraldine Dowd Director
Geraldine Dowd (as Geri Dowd) Director
Lisa Kirk Series Editor
Cimran Shah Series Producer
Sophie Le Good Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Ben Knappett Executive Producer
Lauren Wilkinson Line Producer
Jessica Dudley Producer
Chris Kenyon Editor
Aran Kharpal Graphics


Miriam Margolyes has been cleared of telling the truth

Confected Twitter outrage at her admission that she briefly hoped Boris Johnson might die has got the Tories off the hook, says David Mitchell.

David Mitchell, The Guardian, 14th June 2020

Miriam Margolyes' PM comment sparks 241 complaints

Miriam Margolyes's admission that she "had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die" while he was battling coronavirus has sparked a wave of complaints to Ofcom.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 11th May 2020

Miriam Margolyes shocks Last Leg with Boris comments

Miriam Margolyes shocks fans after admitting she 'had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die' during coronavirus battle.

The Independent, 9th May 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

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