The Last Leg: season 25 Channel 4 release date and hosts

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Channel 4’s comedy talk show The Last Leg returns for season 25 with hosts Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe and new celebrity guests

The Last Leg is a Channel 4 comedy talk show originally conceived for the London 2012 Paralympics.

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Due to the show’s popularity – it drew more than a million viewers each night during the Paralympics – it was made a regular weekly show.

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Each week, special guests join the show’s hosts to provide comedic commentary on the events of the past week.

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Josh, Adam and Alex on The Last Leg

Who is in Season 25 of The Last Leg?

Adam Hills

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Show anchor Adam Hills will return. Hills is an Australian comedian who hosted the Australian music quiz show Spicks and Specks from 2005 to 2011 and the chat show Adam Hills Tonight from 2011 to 2013.

In the UK he is best known for The Last Leg, but has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on several occasions.

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Channel 4’s coverage – which begins when Leeds Rhinos play Warrington Wolves on Saturday – will make the Betfred Super League look “cool”, host Adam Hills has promised (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Josh Widdicombe

Josh is one of the show’s hosts – he is a British comedian who was a regular guest on the comedy quiz show Mock the Week from 2012 to 2016 and co-hosts the game show Hypothetical with comedian James Acaster.

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Josh also took part in the first season of Taskmaster, a celebrity comedy challenge show. He won the season and competed in the inaugural Taskmaster Champion of Champions Special, which he also won.

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Alex Bacher

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Alex also hosts The Last Leg alongside Josh Widdicombe. Brooker hosted ski jumping show The Jump with Davina McCall in 2014.

He has also appeared on House of Games, The Wheel, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and A League of Their Own.

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Alex Brooker will play for the England team alongside team-mates such as Lucien Laviscount and Tom Grennan (Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Miriam Margolyes

Miriam will join the show as a guest in the first episode of season 25. She is a comedian and actress known for her roles as Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and Sister Mildred in Call the Midwife.

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Miriam has previously guested on The Last Leg several times and has also made several appearances on Loose Women, The Graham Norton Show and This Morning.

Miriam Margolyes

Desiree Burch

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Desiree will also guest star in the first episode of the show. She is an American comedian known for narrating the Netflix dating show Too Hot to Handle and for appearing on season 12 of Taskmaster, where she tied for third place with Alan Davies.

She has also previously appeared as a guest on The Last Leg, as well as Would I Lie To You?, Guessable, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Hypothetical.

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Frankie Boyle

Frankie will take part in the second episode of the show. He is a Scottish comedian notorious for his dark humor.

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From 2005 to 2009 he was a regular on Mock the Week, made several guest appearances on Have I Got News for You and presents his own comedy show New World Order.

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

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Sayeeda will join Frankie in the second episode of The Last Leg – she is a solicitor and a member of the House of Lords.

She was leader of the Conservative Party from 2010 to 2012 and throughout her political career has held anti-immigrant views and opposed lowering the age of consent for homosexuals to 16.

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

When is The Last Leg on Channel 4?

The Last Leg returns to Channel 4 with the season 25 premiere on Friday July 15 at 10pm.

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Episodes are released weekly at the same time on Channel 4.

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