Channel 4 to show 'alternative election night' with David Mitchell and more!

This newly announced general election has got everone excited.

Well, not everyone.

There’s some of you who would rather listen to your own life ebb away than listen to people talking about MPs.

However, it’s not going to go away and Channel 4 is going to offer viewers an election-night that contains a few laughs.

One of the shows to be aired is a politics-themed Come Dine with Me special featuring Rod Liddle, Brian Paddick, Edwina Currie and Derek Hatton.

Elsewhere, there’ll be an Alternative Election Night (6th May) which will be hosted by David Mitchell and Jimmy Carr, with contributions from Charlie Brooker, and will be a four-hour live event with a studio audience of “comedy enthusiasts of mixed political persuasions”.

Of course, there’ll be more trad political telly with a 90-minute studio discussion hosted by Jon Snow and a Dispatches special called Election Uncovered.

“On the other channels, the party leaders will get to lay out their stall three times over with 76 rules limiting the degree to which they can be interrogated by their opponents, the presenter or the audience,” said Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs.

“In these two programmes from Channel 4 current affairs we present the election facts none of the main parties wants you to see.”

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