Kuenssberg and Myrie to lead BBC’s election night coverage

Laura Kuenssberg and Clive Myrie will lead the BBC’s TV coverage on the night of the General Election.

Mastermind host Myrie and Sunday morning political show presenter Kuenssberg will be joined by BBC political editor Chris Mason and Reeta Chakrabarti.

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Huw Edwards hosted the election coverage in 2019 (Matt Crossick/PA)

The election night was previously only presented by one anchor – with Edwards taking over from veteran host David Dimbleby in 2019.

BBC News chief executive Deborah Turness said: “In this election, we have one thing on our minds above all else – the voters.

“Throughout the campaign we’ll be giving them the facts and information they need to make up their own minds.

“We know the way people are consuming news is changing; we’ll have the most comprehensive ever offer across every platform, so we can be where people are.

“And once the ballots are cast, a truly fantastic line-up of journalistic talent, headed by Laura and Clive, will bring voters the results and help make sense of them.

“We’ve assembled a fresh, dynamic team to bring insight, experience – and perhaps a little wit – to audiences for the whole election night and beyond.

“It’s incredible to have such breadth and depth of expertise to call upon, up and down the country, when it matters most.”

Jeremy Vine will broadcast from Cardiff with his election swingometer, while Kirsty Wark will be in Glasgow and Andrea Catherwood in Belfast.

The BBC’s radio coverage will be led by Nick Robinson and Rachel Burden.

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