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Alex Booker

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Profile

Alex’s career as a TV presenter began when he successfully auditioned for Channel 4, after seeing

their advert for the Half Million Quid Talent Search to find talent for the 2012 London Paralympics.

After filming for That Paralympics Show and the IPC World Athletics Championships, he joined Channel 4 fully in March 2012 and reported at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony, interviewing the then-London Mayor Boris Johnson and the then-Prime Minister David Cameron, in front of a TV audience of 11 million people. Alex also featured on the 2012 debut series of award-winning show The Last Leg, as a co-presenter alongside Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe. Following its success, the show returned for 2013, 2014 and 2015, picking up a Royal Television Society Award for Best Entertainment Show in 2014. Alex has also co-hosted Channel 4 entertainment shows such as The Jump as well as fronting his own documentary Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body. Due to his sharp wit and antics, Alex has become a panel show favourite, appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Fake Reaction and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Before his TV career took off, Alex was a journalist, working as the chief writer on the official guide to the 2012 Paralympics. He did a degree in Journalism and then worked for the Liverpool Echo as well as the Press Association. In 2016 Alex was a contestant on popular panel show Would I Lie to You?