Channel 4 announces Alternative Election Night show
James R | On 21, Nov 2019
Channel 4 is hosting a live Alternative Election Night show on Thursday 12th December.
Produced by ITN Productions and Expectation, the coverage will be hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Katherine Ryan along with Rylan Clark-Neal, who will be sense-checking results with a studio audience. Throughout the night Krishnan, Katherine and Rylan will be joined by an eclectic mix of the country’s biggest political figures and sharpest comedic talent to tell the dramatic story as it unfolds, with top-class analysis and some much-needed laughs.
Clare Balding will have the results as they happen, Matt Forde will run the Alternative News Desk and the inimitable Rob Rinder will be out and about assessing the mood on the ground.
Also In the studio will be exclusive heavyweight political guests, including ex-Home Secretary Amber Rudd and former Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, who will give their take on developments along with a host of comedians, including Sophie Willan and Tez Ilyas, candidates and political bigwigs.
Channel 4 News Political Editor Gary Gibbon will have all the breaking news and detailed analysis. And a team of correspondents will be stationed at the most important counts to assess exactly what’s going on up and down the country, as the worlds of politics and comedy come together for a momentous night in modern history.
Included from Channel 4 News will be Andy Davies, Clare Fallon, Ciaran Jenkins, Victoria Macdonald, Fatima Manji, Darshna Soni and Alex Thomson.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy says: “This is the night that could change everything. It will determine the course of our lives on Brexit and everything else beyond. There will be shocks, upsets, tears and laughter and I can’t wait to share the most exciting election night I can remember with this hugely impressive, funny and insightful gang of political obsessives and wits that Channel 4 have assembled. Let’s hope results night is when it gets sensational and surprising.”
Ryan adds: “I always stay up to watch the general elections and I hope to inject some insight and humour along with Krishnan Guru-Murthy throughout December 12th’s harrowing vigil.”