Channel 4 and Sky News will broadcast a live 90-minute programme, Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, tonight at 9pm.

Just days before parliament is dissolved and the election campaigns begin in earnest, the special will feature the leaders of the Labour and Conservative parties in individual interviews with Jeremy Paxman in front of a studio audience.

 

Sky News presenter Kay Burley will moderate as questions from the audience are put to the two leaders.

 

Having won the toss of a coin that took place on Sunday to decide the running order, Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband has opted to be interviewed second so the programme will open with Paxman interviewing Prime Minister David Cameron for up to 18 minutes.

Following this, Kay Burley will moderate a Q&A between the studio audience and him for a further 18 minutes approximately.

 

Miliband will then take questions from the studio audience, overseen by Burley before he, too, is interviewed by Paxman.



Immediately after the programme airs, Sky News will broadcast live footage from the ‘spin room’ where each of the party’s representatives will comment on how their leaders and their competitors, performed.

 

Channel 4 News will be providing extensive exclusive digital material around the debate – including highlights, analysis, and insights from the social media conversation. Political Correspondent Michael Crick will bring his trademark flair to the political spin room afterwards.