Adam Hills on Channel 4 commentary team
Adam Hills. Picture: Supplied.

Australian comedian Adam Hills will join Britain's television commentary team for the Paralympic Games.

Hills, 41, best known for his role as host of ABC TV's Spicks and Specks music trivia show, was born without a right foot, wears a prosthesis and often makes a joke of his disability during his stand-up routines.

The Sydneysider was named by Channel 4 - the official UK broadcaster for the Paralympics - on Tuesday along with 14 others as a "groundbreaking line-up of presenters and reporters", half of whom will themselves be disabled.

The network said that Hills, who hosted ABC's live commentary of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Ceremonies, "will bring a combination of experience and quick wit to the peak evening highlights show".

Hills toured the UK with his stand-up comedy show in 2011 and has worked for British broadcasters. A second series of Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight, is currently showing on ABC1 on Wednesday nights.

The West Australian

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