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Where to watch the US election 2020 results on TV in the UK? How to watch LIVE

ALL eyes are on America as the world will soon find out who has been elected President, following months of campaigning.

Here's what you need to know if you're watching from the UK.

⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the very latest on the 2020 race to the White House

What time does the US election coverage start on TV?


Coverage started on November 3 at 11.30pm across BBC One, BBC News channel, BBC World News and iPlayer.

Programming around the election will continue into Wednesday (November 4) with different hosts.


ITV's coverage is called Trump vs Biden: The Results.

It started at 11pm and like the BBC, coverage will continue during the early hours.


Sky News have called their programme America Decides.

It will air from 10pm today and run overnight.

Sky News have collaborated with NBC News, meaning they'll have real-time results and "the most comprehensive election data ever used by the team".

Social media

On Twitter you can follow #Election2020.

Facebook and Instagram are using the same hashtag, but are limiting the posts that show in an aim to prevent fake news spreading.

News outlets will be streaming live coverage on YouTube, such as TIME.

How can I watch it in the UK?

You can watch the following programmes in the UK:

  • BBC One – US Election 2020, 11.30pm-1pm
  • ITV – Trump Vs Biden: The Results, 11pm-6am
  • Sky News – America Decides, 9pm-7am
  • CNN: Election Night in America, 5am-9pm (Thursday, November 4)

Major news outlets including The Sun will be covering the election online too.

And you can watch it on The Sun's YouTube channel.

Who are the BBC, ITV and Sky presenters on election night?


Katty Kay and Andrew Neil will be hosting the BBC's coverage.

At 9am on Wednesday, Laura Trevelyan, Reeta Chakrabarti and Matthew Amroliwala will continue the programme.

Then at 1pm Jane O’Brien and Lucy Hockings will take over.


Julie Etchingham will front the coverage from Florida.

Tom Bradby will be reporting from London.


Sky will have Dermot Murnaghan reporting from Washington.

Meanwhile Ed Conway will be fronting the programme from London.

What time will results be announced in the UK?

There isn't a set date or time for the results to be announced.

After the 2016 presidential election, results were announced the following day.

Trump has repeatedly said he thinks the result this time round will be challenged in the Supreme Court, though his claims don't have much behind them.

However, if this happens it will delay the result being announced for an undetermined amount of time.

There have been more Americans this time round who voted via mail, which could also slow things down.

Whoever is voted the new President will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

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