Alex Brooker Father: Alexander James Brooker is an English journalist, television presenter, and comedian who is best known for his work with the Channel 4 television network.
Since 2012, Brooker has co-hosted The Last Leg, a Channel 4 panel show with Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe, as well as co-presenting the Channel 4 ski jumping show The Jump with Davina McCall in 2014. Brooker has co-presented the Channel 4 ski jumping show The Jump with Davina McCall in 2014. In 2016, he began presenting The Superhumans Show on Channel 4, which airs during the daytime hours.
Brooker signed a contract with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation PDRL (Physical Disability Rugby League) team in February of this year.
Originally from Ashford, Kent, Brooker attended the Norton Knatchbull School before graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2006. He then went on to work as a sports reporter for the Liverpool Echo newspaper. He is currently employed by the Press Association.
Channel 4’s Half a Million Quid Talent Search, which sought to find disabled talent for coverage of the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games and beyond, attracted Brooker’s attention in 2012. He made his television debut as a trackside reporter during Channel 4’s coverage of the 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
As part of the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony coverage, Brooker interviewed politicians such as Boris Johnson and David Cameron. He also served as a co-host of The Last Leg with Adam Hills, which provided an alternative perspective on the Games on a nightly basis. Brooker also appeared in Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe’s end-of-year special, The Last Leg of the Year, which aired on ABC.
Brooker has been a co-host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg since the 25th of January this year. Brooker interviewed Nick Clegg on the broadcast in February 2015, and his performance was praised by political journalist Hugo Rifkind as “a example of how to talk normally to a politician — and have them talk normally back.”
Channel 4 broadcasted a one-off documentary about body image titled Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body on August 1, 2013, in which Brooker appeared as the host.
Brooker co-hosted the first season of Channel 4’s celebrity reality show The Jump with Davina McCall in the months of January and February of 2014. The series was televised live from a hillside in Austria over the course of ten nights. Brooker, on the other hand, did not return for the second season, which aired in 2015. In 2016, he hosted the Channel 4 television show The Superhumans Show.
In 2012, Alex Brooker rose to notoriety after reporting on the Paralympic Games for the BBC, and he has since established himself as a frequent fixture on our television screens.
He has appeared on a number of television shows, including The Superhumans and The Last Leg, and has made guest appearances on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You? and Celebrity Juice, among others.
Alex, 37, was born with malformations in his hands and arms, as well as a twisted right leg that had to be amputated when he was a newborn. A large portion of his childhood was spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he underwent 40 operations and now wears an artificial leg to help him walk.
Not by chance, Alex’s disability has been the subject of much of his comedy, and this is not by chance. In an interview with The Guardian, he explained that “self-deprecating humour is a frequent style of comedy and it helps get the audience on side because you’re being vulnerable.”