Satirical comedy and news format Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night is to return on 12th December.
It’ll be the fourth time Channel 4 has blended comedy and news reports to deliver the election results to viewers. This time the show will reportedly be hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Rylan Clark-Neal and Katherine Ryan.
Expectation, which makes series such as The Big Narstie Show and The Rob Rinder Verdict for Channel 4, is taking over from previous producers Zeppotron as the production company organising the broadcast. They’re teaming up with ITN Productions to plan the eight hour live special, which will be filmed in front of a studio audience.
Comedian Matt Forde, who has previously worked in politics, will run the show’s alternative news desk.
Channel 4 commissioner Louisa Compton says: “The Alternative Election will be distinctive, fresh and very entertaining, offering up the perfect mix of two political heavyweights who’ve just walked out of front-line politics as well some great comedians and entertainers. Voters will be at the heart of the programme with audience reaction to all the key moments.”
Ben Wicks, the comedy entertainment creative director at Expectation, adds: “Alternative Election Night will put our sharpest comics, most talented entertainers and most forensic journalists into contact with the winners, losers and also rans on this most historic of election nights.”
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