Sunday 22 September 2019

BBC changes schedule to air news special on May confidence vote

The broadcast will air from 7.30pm until 9pm.

BBC to change schedule to air news special on no confidence vote (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
BBC to change schedule to air news special on no confidence vote (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

A last-minute BBC News Special has been announced for this evening on BBC One, with the result and reaction to the confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May.

The programme, titled May Leadership Challenge, will be hosted by Andrew Neil.

It will air from 7.30pm until 9pm.

The One Show, which is scheduled from 7pm to 8pm, will end early and the previously scheduled 8pm broadcast of Shop Well For Less will be replaced by the news programme.

Lord Sugar’s The Apprentice is still expected to air at 9pm, but that may change if the vote result goes on longer than anticipated.

Lord Sugar himself tweeted about a potential delay to the programme, writing on Twitter: “BREAKING APPRENTICE due to the vote of no confidence there is a posibility tonights episode 11 will be delayed or resheduled. @bbcapprentice

The BBC said it will react to developments as they happen.

ITV has not yet commented on any scheduling changes due for the confidence vote.

Coronation Street airs at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, and an episode of Paul O’Grady’s For The Love Of Dogs is at 8pm.

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