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A bit like a favourite tipple, election coverage comes with a twist, straight up or on the rocks.

Channel 4 get going first at 9.00pm with their Alternative Election Night, a mix of political commentary and deadpan from David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman.

BBC1, BBC2  and ITV follow (times vary) with more grown-up fare – David Dimbleby for the Beeb in his 10th election as anchor, Tom Bradby heading a solid team over at ITV.