Channel 4 announces Paxman to anchor 2015 general election night

Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman will cover the 2015 general election results night for Channel 4.

Jeremy Paxman: To present Channel 4's election coverage
Jeremy Paxman: To present Channel 4's election coverage

The announcement comes via a press release eight months before the election, which is set for 7 May 2015.

Paxman said: "There are new and interesting questions to ask about the way we choose our governments. This should be fun."

For the 2010 general election, Channel 4 broadcast an alternative to traditional broadcasting, 'The Alternative Election Night', with comedians such as David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr and Lauren Laverne.

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 makes him a fantastic fit with Four."

Channel 4 has said that further details of its 2015 general election coverage will be announced in "due course".

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