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The programme will be made by ITN Productions the team behind Channel 4 News.

Channel 4 is the first broadcaster to unveil details of its General Election night coverage with a line-up of heavyweight commentators and top-tier analysis.

Louisa Compton, Channel 4’s Head of News and Current Affairs and Specialist Factual and Sport:

“I am delighted we have managed to bring together such a stellar line up of some of the country’s leading political presenters and commentators ensuring Channel 4 is going to be the go-to destination for first class analysis on Election Night.”

Presented by Channel 4 News host Krishnan Guru-Murthy and The News Agents’ Emily Maitlis, this election special will steer viewers through what many are predicting to be a game-changing moment in British politics. They will be joined exclusively throughout the night by The Rest is Politics podcast hosts Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart who will bring their own inimitable analysis across the night, and some familiar faces from Gogglebox will also be part of the eclectic line-up.

Cathy Newman will be presenting from the campaign HQs for the Conservatives and Labour. Clare Balding will once again be on hand to break down the data as it comes in. An array of frontline politicians and commentators across the political spectrum will join the team throughout the coverage to provide insight, and an audience of voters will be present in the studio to engage in debate as the night unfolds.

Political Editor Gary Gibbon will be on hand throughout for his analysis. And a team of reporters will be at key counts across the country capturing the moments of drama as the results are declared. Going beyond Westminster, and in a uniquely Channel 4 style, the coverage will also include exclusively commissioned inserts from Gogglebox favourites, providing their take on the election campaign.

Channel 4 News will deliver wider election coverage throughout the year with details to be released in due course. This begins on Thursday 25 April, with Guru-Murthy hosting a live local election debate from Gloucester as voters head to the polls.

Ian Rumsey, ITN’s Managing Director of Content:

“We’re thrilled to be producing Channel 4’s election night coverage. Our aim is to provide the sharpest, clearest and best-informed analysis – and we have a superb team ready to guide viewers through what is certain to be an historic and dramatic night.”

Meet Channel 4’s Election Night team on the next page…

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