In light of the announcement of the general election on June 8th, I’m rallying a campaign to get David Mitchell (preferably with Jeremy Paxman) to host another Alternative Election Night for Channel 4. David has hosted Channel 4’s election coverage for the past two elections so wouldn’t it be great to make it a third? 2015’s Alternative Election Night was particularly remarkable for beating Sky news and ITV’s coverage, being second only to the BBC in the ratings, so surely Channel four would be looking to emulate this success again?
If you want to help with the campaign tweet @4viewers and tag David as well so he can see the demand and fan support. No twitter? No problem, contact channel 4 viewer enquiries here: https://www.channel4.com/4viewers/contact-us
Here is some of the support in action on twitter:
One comment elicited this response from Channel 4:
Let’s hope we can help to make this happen!
The nominations for the TV Baftas were released this morning and David has been nominated for an extremely well deserved ‘Best male comedy performance’ award for Upstart Crow! We will find out on May 14th if David wins. Let’s cross all fingers and hope he does!