Donald Trump is back on his feet and back out on the campaign trail after being diagnosed with coronavirus, and the US election night is fast approaching.

On Tuesday, November 3, polls will begin to close across America and the world will wait with bated breath to hear whether US President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden will become emerge victorious. 

As part of the BBC coverage, Andrew Neil will co-host the results programme with Katty Kay, airing on BBC One, BBC News Channel, BBC World News and BBC iPlayer from 11.30pm.

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The 71-year-old broadcaster will provide interviews and analysis from London, in his last job for the BBC before he leaves to launch GB News.

Meanwhile, Katty Kay, who covers US politics for the BBC, will broadcast from Washington. 

She said: “It will be a hard-fought contest right to the end, and I’m excited to bring global BBC audiences the story on election night and in the days after.

“When trustworthy information is hard to come by, we at the BBC are committed to fairly and accurately reporting events, whatever happens.”

Neil said: “This has been a presidential campaign like no other in the long history of America’s democracy. And not just because it’s being fought in the midst of a pandemic.

“In many ways, it’s turned into a referendum on Donald Trump. Do you want to continue with four more years of the Trump rollercoaster? Or would you prefer a return to something approaching normal with mainstream Democrat Joe Biden? That’s the choice Americans must make on November 3.”

Broadcasters Jon Sopel and Clive Myrie will be with the Trump and Biden campaigns on election night, and Emily Maitlis and Nick Bryant will report from key battleground states.

Maitlis will also present Newsnight from Washington for the week.

Emily Maitlis will present Newsnight from Washington Emily Maitlis will present Newsnight from Washington

On November 4, Laura Trevelyan, Matthew Amroliwala and Reeta Chakrabarti will take over from 9am, with coverage running until 1pm on BBC One – there will be no BBC Breakfast that morning.

Coverage will continue on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News and BBC iPlayer.

BBC head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro said: “The US presidential election is one of the world’s most important political events, and always has a big impact on politics across the world.

“Our goal is to make sure that we provide our audiences with the complete picture over the next three weeks.

“On election night, Katty and Andrew will bring an incredible level of experience, knowledge and authority from both sides of the Atlantic.”

Broadcaster Neil, known for shows like Daily and Sunday Politics and Politics Live, will soon be the face and chairman of GB News, a 24-hour TV channel.

Plans are in place for it to launch early next year.