By Duncan Mackay

The Last Leg with Adam HillJanuary 19 - Last Leg, the chat show hosted by Adam Hills during the London 2012 Paralympics, is to be given a primetime Friday night slot on Channel 4, it has been revealed. 

The show will much broader approach than the series aired during the Paralympics, which focussed exclusively on the Games.

Set to inherit an audience from 8 Out of 10 Cats, hosted by controversial British comedian Jimmy Carr, Last Leg will take a topical approach to events from the last seven days.

"It is ground breaking that a Paralympics show has made it to 9.30pm on a Friday night," said Syeda Irtizaali, Channel 4's entertainment commissioner, told Broadcast magazine.

"Disability is front and centre of the show, in that two disabled presenters are presenting a prime time show."

Australian comic Hills, who was born without a right foot and wears a prosthesis, will again be joined by Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, along with a different guest each episode.

The Last Leg with Adam during London 2012The Last Leg's irreverent style during the London 2012 Paralympics proved popular with viewers

The programme will also continue with the "Is It Ok?" strand and look at the unlikely heroes of the week.

"It will be even more irreverent and more comedic and we can look at more subjects," said Irtizaali.

"We want it feel like it is fast and funny with open and frank exchanges."

During the Paralympics, The Last Leg, was hailed as one of the successes of Channel 4's coverage of the Games and resulted in Hills signing a one-year deal with the broadcaster.

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