Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn set to go face-to-face on the BBC in a live debate less than a week before the general election
- The clash will take place in Southampton on December 6
- It will be preceded on November 29 by a seven-way debate in Cardiff
- Other events set to include smaller party leaders like Nigel Farage
Boris Johnson will go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in a prime time leaders’ debate on the BBC, the corporation announced today.
The clash will take place in Southampton on December 6, less than a week before the election.
It is one of a host of television specials set to grip the nation as election fever grows ahead of the crunch Brexit-focused vote.
It will be preceded on November 29 by a seven-way debate featuring ‘leaders or senior figures from the seven major GB political parties’ in Cardiff.
And on November 22 the leaders of the four largest parties, Mr Johnson, Mr Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and SNP chief Nicola Sturgeon, will each get a 30-minute grilling from an audience in Sheffield.
It will give a platform to others like the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage.
Mr Corbyn will face Boris Johnson in Southampton On December 6, the BBC said today
They will also take part in separate audience grillings in Sheffield later this month
A BBC spokeswoman said: ‘In the run up to the election, Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, is expected to take part in a 30 minute Question Time special and Sian Berry or Jonathan Bartley, leaders of the Green Party, will also feature on an audience focused special programme.’