As part of its General Election coverage, Channel 4 has announced that it will broadcast hit podcast, The Rest is Politics, on the channel in the run up to the big day.

Along with the The Rest is Politics podcast hosts Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart joining the channel for the election night analysis, Channel 4 has announced that the Rest is Politics team has agreed an exclusive partnership with Channel 4 to broadcast the chart-topping podcast, with six episodes to be shown on the channel in the run up to polling day.

The first episode will going out on Channel 4 and Channel 4 streaming on Wednesday 29th May at 11.05pm, with subsequent episodes being broadcast  each Tuesday at 11.10pm up until the week of election day.

Rory Stewart says: “I’m really looking forward to bringing the podcast to life on TV with Alastair live on Channel 4. Hopefully we can still disagree agreeably even in the heat of the electoral madness.”

Alastair Campbell says: “The success and continuing growth of The Rest Is Politics podcast has shown there is a huge appetite for serious sensible debate and on what promises to be one of the most important and exciting election nights in many a year I am delighted that Rory Stewart and I will be part of Channel 4’s coverage.”

Tony Pastor, co-founder of Goalhanger says: “We’re delighted to have been offered the chance to bring The Rest Is Politics to the screen on election night. We think the show’s regular 700,000 listeners will really enjoy seeing Rory and Alastair analyse the election live on Channel 4.”

Louisa Compton, Channel 4’s Head of News and Current Affairs and Specialist Factual and Sport  says: “We are delighted to bring one of the nation’s best loved political podcasts to Channel 4 for the run-up to the General Election.”


Jon Creamer

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