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US Election Night: How to watch live coverage in the UK

Find out the main broadcasters' plans for coverage of US election night on November 3 as Joe Biden challenges Donald Trump for the Presidency.

This Tuesday, November 3 marks election day in the US, with millions of Americans turning out to the polls to either hand President Donald Trump a second term or replace him with Democrat challenger Joe Biden.

The result is usually known on the night itself but 2020 could prove to be different, with a record number of people thought to have cast their votes by post as well as the suggestion that Trump may refuse to accept defeat should Biden win.

Regardless, the night promises to be an unmissable affair and here, we round up all of the different coverage options available to viewers in the UK.

The BBC's US election team© BBC

BBC - US Election 2020

Broadcast: 11.30pm Tuesday to 1pm Wednesday on BBC One and the BBC News channel

Fronted by Katty Kay in Washington and Andrew Neil - in his final broadcast for the BBC - from London, with Emily Maitlis and Nick Bryant reporting from key battleground states. Jon Sopel will be with Team Trump and Clive Myrie will be with the Biden camp, while Christian Fraser will provide big-screen analysis.

Further coverage will continue on Wednesday afternoon on the BBC News channel.

ITV's Trump vs Biden The Results© ITV

ITV - Trump vs. Biden: The Results

Broadcast: 11pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday on ITV

Fronted by Tom Bradby from Washington, with Julie Etchingham based in the swing state of Florida, Rageh Omaar following Trump and Emma Murphy following Biden. Guest contributors will include Anthony Scaramucci, Ann Coulter and Martin Luther King III.

After the programme ends on Wednesday morning, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid will take over with a special election-themed edition of Good Morning Britain.

Sky News - America Decides© Sky

Sky News - America Decides

Broadcast: 10pm Tuesday to 7am Wednesday on Sky News and Sky Atlantic

Anchored by Dermot Murnaghan from Sky's Washington studio overlooking the White House, aided by US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and polling expert Ashley Koning, with Ed Conway hosting an augmented reality setup at Sky HQ in London. Special guests will include Trump's former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and Sir Kim Darroch, the former UK ambassador to the US.

Sky's coverage will be supplemented by content from NBC, the US network also owned by parent company Comcast.

CNN Election Night in America

CNN - Election Night in America

Broadcast: 9pm Tuesday to 1pm Wednesday on CNN

Anchored by CNN stalwarts Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper from the CNN election center in Washington, with Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon taking over later in the night.

The main coverage will be preceded by Election Day In America from 5am on Tuesday, with continuing coverage following on from the main broadcast on Wednesday afternoon.

FOX News Channel - Democracy 2020© FOX

Fox News - Democracy 2020

Broadcast: 11pm Tuesday to 10am Wednesday on FOX News Channel

Anchored primarily by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, with appearances from Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Dana Perino, Juan Williams and Bill Hemmer.

The coverage will come from FOX's studio in New York, with the set not only featuring a 14-foot high video chandelier but also a 3D model of the White House.

FOX News is no longer broadcast on Sky in the UK, but viewers can stream the channel through the 'FOX News International' app.

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