BBC announces spiced-up TV election debates plan


The BBC has unveiled details of its election debates with Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set to take part in a Question Time special where they will directly compete in a ‘Crystal Maze’ type race. The leaders will look to get as many vacuous catchphrases as possible out during their limited airtime, with penalty points incurred for any accidental mention of a policy. This will be followed by a staring contest and five rounds of conkers. Keith Chegwin will host the programme and all proceeds will go to a charity of the leaders’ choice. Mrs May has chosen the National Society for the Protection of Billionaires and Mr Corbyn will once again be competing for the World Vegan Dictators Fund.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Lib Dem Tim Farron will appear on 4 June in a version of Stars in their Eyes. Mr Farron will channel Prince and Ms Sturgeon will play all of The Bay City Rollers.

There will also be a live seven-way debate live from Cambridge moderated by glamour model Katie Price on BBC One on 31 May. This will feature senior Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Green Party figures, along with Paul Nuttall from UKIP. Sources are saying that it will be entitled the Great British Debate-off. It will be set in a marquee on a village green and each of the speakers will be challenged to put forward manifestos as well as producing a delicious themed cake.

Finally, Nigel Farage, George Galloway, Michael Heseltine and Ken Livingstone will take part in a 24 hour politically themed Hunger Games set in a council estate somewhere in Dover, Kent.

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