We’ll offer a real Brexit debate, says Channel 4
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Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has promised to offer a 'real debate' on Brexit, as the BBC and ITV battle it out to win over the Labour and Tory leaders.
Guru-Murthy said that the BBC proposal for a debate sounded like 'gimmicky crap'.
The broadcaster is proposing a 12-strong panel of 'prominent' campaigners - such as backbench politicians and celebrity figures - who would ask questions directly to the two leaders on the Brexit deal but would be focused on the deal and not other issues around on Brexit.
While Theresa May has signed up for this option, Jeremy Corbyn is said to prefer ITV's proposal, which would attract a 'bigger, more diverse audience.'
Labour are keen that the debate does not clash with the final of I'm A Celebrity so that it reaches the biggest possible numbers.
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Channel 4 News' Krishnan Guru-Murthy has said that it will offer a 'real Brexit debate' featuring politicians that support all of the Brexit options on the table.
He tweeted: 'No surprise Downing Street (with an ex BBC editor in charge) wants to do the BBC1. No surprise Labour likes ITV. Channels 1 and 3 add up to Channel 4. A better answer to the disagreement.'
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He added: 'Whatever happens Channel 4 will want to do The Real Brexit Debate - with the likes of Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon, Chuka Umunna debating the actual options.'
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