David Dimbleby is coming back for the next election

Rianne Houghton
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

It's fair to say that the news prime minister Theresa May had called a snap election wasn't exactly met with widespread adulation, but thankfully we have something that might fix that.

Because back by popular demand to front the BBC's comprehensive election night coverage is the one and only David Dimbleby, who had previously promised 2015 would be his last all-nighter.

Dimblefans, rejoice!

Yes, the Question Time presenter and iconic tie-wearer has been confirmed as the BBC's election anchor once again, marking this next occasion as his tenth time on the job.

It was believed that fellow BBC news presenter Huw Edwards would take over Dimbleby's helm in time for the next election, after David announced that 2015's results coverage would be his last.

Instead when viewers tune in on the evening of June 8, they'll be seeing the soothing presence of David, until Huw Edwards takes over as lead presenter on the morning of June 9.

Photo credit: BBC

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But while tradition reigns for one last time over on the BBC, it looks like there are other elements of the upcoming campaign that are set to buck recent trends.

Shortly after the election was announced, the PM revealed that she wouldn't be taking in part in any televised debates – not that that will stop ITV or the BBC from hosting them.

No matter, as we heard Louis Theroux might be up for taking her place.

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