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Alex Brooker is a fascinating speaker and awards host, best known for being a TV presenter and one of the co-hosts of the award winning, late night interview programme the Last Leg. Bursting onto our screens in 2012 after he successfully auditioned for Channel 4’s 'Half Million Quid Talent Search' to find new disabled talent for the 2012 Paralympic Games, Alex has now become a household name.
About Alex Brooker
Alex Brooker, due to his sharp wit and antics, has become a panel show favourite, appearing on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, ‘Fake Reaction’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘Would I Lie To You?’, to name a few. Alex also featured on screen on Channel 4 in 2011 as a reporter on ‘That Paralympic Show’ and subsequently as an athletics reporter at the 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup and a football reporter at the 2012 BT Paralympic World Cup.
Alex Brooker acted as chief writer on the official guide to the 2012 Paralympics. With his impressive fountain of knowledge, Alex included comprehensive venue and sports guides, facts and figures, features on key athletes to look out for in London and a look back at great moments from past Paralympic Games.
Joining Channel 4 fully in March 2012, Alex was a part of the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, interviewing Boris Johnson and the Prime Minister, David Cameron in front of a TV audience of 11 million people. He joined Alex the late night interview programme ‘The Last Leg’, which featured every night after the Games, as a co-presenter alongside Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe. Following its award-winning successful first run, the show returned and is currently airing its 12th series
In 2014 Alex joined Davina McCall co-hosting ‘The Jump’ which saw twelve famous faces take on some of the most challenging and dangerous winter sports as they bid to become crowned champion of ‘The Jump’. Alex fronted his own documentary for Channel 4, ‘Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body’, in which he explored male body image, while trying to lose two stone and gain a six pack in two months. In order to test how far men are willing to go in search of the perfect body and challenge the male perception of perfection Alex became the guinea pig himself, trying out extreme fad diets and recording their effects. It pushed his body to the limit, including losing 10lbs in seven days on the cayenne pepper diet.
Alex earned a BA/Hons Journalism degree from Liverpool John Moores University. After university he worked part-time at the Liverpool Echo as a Junior Sport Writer before moving to the Press Association to become a sports journalist.