The Last Leg season trimmed amid cost cuts

Channel 4 network cuts reportedly hits Adam Hills UK chat show.

The Last Leg fronted by Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker has had its upcoming season trimmed from nine to seven episodes, as Channel 4 deals with financial issues.

It will be the show’s shortest run since lockdown.

The broadcaster is facing a budget crunch with rising production costs and reduced advertising spending. Earlier this week it was revealed that executives were giving up significant bonuses ‘as part of a wider response to a very difficult ad market’.

Channel 4 is making a series of cuts – including axing reality show Four Weddings reboot at the eleventh hour – and cancelling programmes that were in the early stages of development or not yet formally commissioned.

The 28th series of The Last Leg kicks off in the UK on Friday June 30.

Source: Chortle

3 Responses

  1. I am predicting this is code for we will give you to the end of the year and then call it a day. The ratings in the UK arent really that brilliant and Joe Lycett variety show that was in its place for a few weeks rated better and had more of a broader appeal. The Last Leg seems to have the same guest on a regular basis instead of the variety it used to have

  2. TBH The Last Leg has run it’s course now – most viewers agree it’s on too often and has run out of steam over the last couple of years, so a few less episodes might actually help it. Ideally though it should look to ending next year at the Paralympics.

  3. Ultimately a show that appeals to the mainstream is going to gain more potential ad revenue, than a show that only caters for viewers from one political side only.

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