Jo Swinson will join ITV’s head-to-head debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson from the comfort of her own sofa in a live Gogglebox General Election special.
A spokesman for Channel 4 says that giving the leader of the Liberal Democrats a platform in the run-up to a general election was precisely the sort of groundbreaking television the broadcaster was founded to create.
“Channel 4 was established to champion unheard voices, take bold risks and stand up for diversity,” head of political programming Marcus Towpath told us.
“Our Gogglebox election special will be broadcast live on the 19th of November allowing viewers to watch Ms Swinson watching the debate and shouting at the television in real-time.
“ITV may not be ready to give the leader of the Lib Dems air time, but here at Channel 4 we push boundaries, break down walls, and show lesbians kissing before the watershed.”
Channel 4 later clarified that their election coverage would not necessarily feature female candidates snogging, although Anna Friel is rumoured to be starring in a new dramatisation about Margaret Thatcher’s experimental phase during her time at Oxford.