Josh Widdicombe is an English Comedian as well as a tv presenter. Is Josh Widdicombe Disabled? Last Leg Josh Widdicombe Disability explained. Know his family and partner in detail.

Josh Widdicombe was given the birthname of Joshua Michael Widdicombe when he came into the earth on the 8th of April, 1983. The comedian was born in Hammersmith, London, England 38 years ago.

The stand-up comedian has been a well-known television face for The Last Leg since 2012. Likewise, he was also popular for being in the Fighting Talk, Insert Name Here, Mock The Week, and Josh from BBC Three sitcom.

The first series winner from the Taskmaster of the year 2015 was also the winner of “Champions Of Champions” in the year 2017. He has been actively working in the field since the year 2008.     

For the record, my wife was ill throwing up and I had symptoms of covid in first week of lockdown. We have a toddler. THESE WERE NOT EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, it felt like what was happening to lots of people

— Josh Widdicombe (@joshwiddicombe) May 25, 2020


Josh Widdicombe was looked for as being disabled after the announcement made by the paralympic broadcasters a few months ago. Well, the news seems to happen to be completely or partially true.

The sociology and linguistic graduate from the University of Manchester is an asthma patient for a long time. The comedian silently suffers the condition of Pectus Excavatum, a deformity causing the chest wall to depress inward.

Likewise, he was involved in the Scope, a charity for the disabled to showcase their ability.  


The Last Leg broaches questions about disability through its #isitok campaign on Twitter, where non-disabled people can ask ‘awkward’ questions about disability.

Before The Last Leg instigated the #isitok hashtag, non-disabled people didn’t have a platform to ask questions so publicly.

“I feel that this has really helped to change people’s perceptions of disability. It has normalised it and made people realise that disabled people are just that – people!”

The show quickly became popular amongst disabled and non-disabled people alike. The Last Leg was also loved by the Paralympians themselves.

I remember that the American Wheelchair Rugby Team regularly stayed up past their curfew to watch the show and taunt their competitors in a light-hearted way, and Paralympic legend Hannah Cockroft appeared on it more than once!

That year, between the Paralympics and the show, disability became better ‘accepted’ and talked about more than ever in the mainstream.

The show also helped me as a disabled person, particularly when it came to accepting my disability. Although I was born with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, it has been progressive and has become more limiting for me as I have got older.

I had a period of adjustment as my world was becoming smaller. It took me about three years to accept that I needed a wheelchair. Through The Last Laeg, I saw other disabled people just getting on with their lives, no matter their disability. If they could, why shouldn’t I?

I remember one particular incident when, after a hissy fit where I threw one of my many braces into the corner of my bedroom, I picked it up, took a deep breath and thought about the show and its cast. I immediately felt better about wearing it – I realised that you can be sassy, attractive and wear a brace.

The Last Leg was meant to be a one-off series, reporting on the events of from the Paralympics, but nearly 10 years later, it is still going strong.


Like any business or TV programme, it had to evolve to remain successful. Subsequent series have continued to be equally witty, but instead of talking about the Paralympics, the show takes a satirical look back over the last week’s news and current affairs.

The #isitok hashtag has had a facelift too and now covers anything from, ‘Is it OK to still listen to Michael Jackson?” to the recent, “Is it OK to miss Trump’s entertainment value?”

The guests are usually comedians who have opinions, although a few politicians have braved coming on – most have probably been scared by the interview that Alex Brooker did with Nick Clegg. Actually, this was thought of as a really good interview as it had a really human element. If you missed it, it’s worth a watch.

It has had a range of Paralympians and disabled guests/comedians too, and the programme has helped disabled talent to flourish – Alex Brooker launched his career on the show and disabled comedian Rosie Jones, who is a regular guest, started her career as a runner.

It is funny, informative, and deals with current affairs head-on. The Last Leg simplifies complicated political situations, has broken down taboos, and is spot on with its observations. I have so often cried with laughter whilst watching it – proper belly laughs.

There is also a sensitivity to certain difficult subjects, a no-nonsense approach to issues that are ridiculous and there isn’t any interest in following z-list celebrities. What is there not to like? Here’s an example from this latest series where they addressed an incredibly hot topic – the Covid-19 vaccine – with laugh-out-loud humour.

The Last Leg is not for someone who may get offended easily. It gives an annual award for ‘Dick of the Year’ and has a ‘bullshit’ button when they hear something that is, you guessed it, bullshit.


Josh Widdicombe married his wife Rose Hanson in the year 2018. She happens to be a professional film producer known for being the producer of shows like 8 out of 10 cats.

They are believed to have dated for five years before getting married in the year 20128 after being parents to a daughter in 2017. Now Rose happens to be a mother of two children, an elder daughter, Pearl, and a younger son, Cassius born in 2021.

The producer, depicted for her active participation in Would I Lie To You has unfortunately gone through a miscarriage during her relationship with her husband.   


Josh Widdicombe was raised by his family in Haytor Vale(Islington) as a child. He has a brother named Henry Widdicombe in the family. As of now, the comedian lives with his wife and children.

 He comes from the ancestral family of the monarch being the 34th descendant of the king from London in the 12th and 13th centuries. On the other hand, he happens to be the grandson of his 14th great-grandmother Mary Boleyn, sister of the Queen of England. 

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