THREE HOSTS ACROSS THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND ACROSS TWO HEMISPHERES….
The multi award-winning and triple BAFTA nominated entertainment series The Last Leg is returning to Channel 4 on Friday 8th May – but not quite as we know it.
The Last Leg: Locked Down Under (4 x 60’) will attempt 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. In each episode, Adam, Josh and Alex will be joined by special guests, and as always, the audience at home will be encouraged to get involved using their Twitter hashtag #isitok.
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said, “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 added, “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.”
The Last Leg: Locked Down Under (4 x 60’) was commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4. It is an Open Mike production, the Executive Producers are Andrew Beint and Ben Knappett, the Series Editor is Lisa Kirk and the Series Producer is Cimran Shah.
The Last Leg: Locked Down Under starts on Friday 8th May at 10pm on Channel 4
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About The Last Leg:
The Last Leg was first broadcast on Channel 4 as part of their London 2012 Paralympic coverage and has evolved in to one of the country’s most cherished live entertainment shows, and now they are heading in to a new series unlike any they’ve done before.
The critically-acclaimed series has been praised for their reaction and topical coverage during some of the most harrowing and politically charged news stories of recent years, as well as their ability to open up the conversations surrounding disability through their coverage of the Paralympic Games in both London and Rio De Janeiro and beyond. They have also recorded a number of specials including The Last Leg Of The Year (2018 & 2019) and The Last Leg Goes Down Under (2016).
Since the programme’s debut in 2012, The Last Leg team have won and been nominated for numerous prestigious awards. The show has been nominated for the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme BAFTA three times in 2019, 2018 and 2017, as well as Adam himself being nominated for BAFTA’s Best Comedy Entertainment Performance in 2018 and 2017.
Recent awards include; The RTS Award for Best Entertainment Programme (2019 & 2015), the RTS Award for Best Entertainment Performance for Adam, Josh and Alex (2018 & 2017) plus a 2017 Broadcast Award for Best Entertainment Programme. In 2017 the show also made the shortlist at the National Television Awards for Most Popular Entertainment Programme.