Jeremy Paxman will front Channel 4’s 2015 general election night coverage.
In 2010 Channel 4 won critical-acclaim and impressive ratings for its coverage of the General Election (“The Alternative Election Night”). Broadcast live, it attracted a 10.4% audience share – and outperformed ITV1’s coverage. The programme also reached a huge number of young voters: 45% of its audience was aged 16 to 34, double that of BBC1 (22%) and ITV1 (17%).
Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said: “Jeremy is a compelling presenter and makes truly unmissable TV for those big political moments. His sense of mischief and danger make him a fantastic fit with Four.”
Jeremy Paxman, who was apart of the BBC’s 2010 election coverage, added: “There are new and interesting questions to ask about the way we choose our governments. This should be fun.”
Further details of Channel 4’s 2015 general election coverage will be announced in due course.
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