Dimbleby to front all-night coverage, despite annoucing his retirement at the last general election.
The BBC has announced the team that will present its TV election results coverage over the 8th and 9th June. The General Election 2017 Special will once again be a full results service beginning when the polls close going through to the following evening.
This snap election will be the tenth time David Dimbleby leads out the results team. He presented his first election results programme in 1979. He will be joined by Mishal Husain, Emily Maitlis, Jeremy Vine. They will report, analyse and tally results as they come in along with experts and interviews with all the major political players.
Huw Edwards will take over in the morning as lead presenter guiding the audience through the day’s main events, including the formation of a new government. He will also present the evening bulletin. Andrew Neil will take over from Mishal Husain.
James Harding, Director of News, says: “This snap election surprised the country and election night is bound to be one of the most closely followed in recent times.
“BBC’s results night will once again offer people the most reliable breaking news, impartial analysis, with a host of trusted experts and above all our unrivalled presenting team.”
The 2017 election team will be joined in the studio by many well-known BBC experts including Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg and Economics Editor, Kamal Ahmed. It will also have an array of correspondents in key constituency locations to bring the news and results from around the country - including from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - to our audience all through the night.
The programme will also have complete coverage of what each result means locally and nationally along with insightful data analysis and state-of-the-art graphics from Jeremy and the usual team of crack psephologists led by Professor John Curtice.
BBC News’s digital coverage will offer must read impartial guides and explainers along with the latest result data and news developments all available on demand, online and on mobile.
The overnight programme will be simulcast on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News.