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Another series for The Last Leg With Adam Hills

Adam Hills has been given another series of his topical Channel 4 show The Last Leg.

Co-stars Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will also return for the show, which began at the 2012 Paralympics before moving to its current Friday night slot at the start of this year.

The news was announced by Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt at an event to mark positive portrayal of disabled people on TV.

She also confirmed a second series of I’m Spazticus, the prank show written by and starring disabled people, which had been previously announced.

Hunt said: ‘To steal a phrase from The Last Leg, we have been asking if it’s OK to treat disability differently – to escape from the idea that disability issues are niche.

‘Whether it’s the millions whose attitudes have been changed by The Undateables or the brilliantly funny prank show I’m Spazticus which let disabled people own the gag for the first time, we have been daring to take real risks to transform our coverage.

‘Channel 4 has also gone further than any other broadcaster in putting disabled presenters at the very heart of what we do. Two disabled presenters fronting a Friday night entertainment show shows how far we have already come. It isn’t tokenism – it’s about great presenters telling amazing stories.’

Hills was born without a right foot, while sports reporter Brooker was born with hand and arm deformities, and a twisted right leg which had to be amputated when he was a baby.

It has not yet been confirmed when the next series of The Last Leg will air.

Published: 13 Mar 2013

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