General election 2017: David Dimbleby to host programme

Image caption In 2015, the On Events praised the "experienced team" leading the election programme

David Dimbleby is to host the Eyes On Events's 2017 general election programme.

presenter Huw Edwards had been expected to front the show after Dimbleby said 2015 would be his final time presenting the results coverage.

It will be the 78-year-old's 10th time hosting the programme, having first fronted it in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.

The coverage on 8 June will begin at 22:00 BST and run until the morning.

After Dimbleby's 2015 overnight stint finished, Huw Edwards took over as presenter from 07:00.

Edwards also hosted the Scottish independence referendum results programme from Glasgow.


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