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MediaCityUK prepares to host first debate of the general election

Live debate to take place in dock10's studios

MediaCityUK will play host to tonight’s debate between Conservative leader Boris Johnson and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn.

Johnson V Corbyn: The ITV Debate, hosted by Julie Etchingham, will be broadcast live from dock10 at 8pm.

The debate will be followed at 10pm by The ITV Election Interviews, a live interview based programme in which other party leaders will be able to comment on the head-to-head debate and set out their own electoral offer. It will be broadcast from studios in East London.

Preparations for tonight’s debate have been underway at MediaCityUK for a couple of days, with ITV reporter Ashna Hurynag tweeting a look at the set this morning.