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BBC's Question Time will air tonight (May 21) under its new format.

Guests will be two metres apart, in line with social distancing guidelines, with no audience members in the studio.

Fiona Bruce will preside over an hour of debate on BBC's Question Time tonight
Fiona Bruce will preside over an hour of debate on BBC's Question Time tonight

What time does Question Time start tonight?

The panel debate show will be broadcast tonight (May 21) at 10.50pm.

A representative of the government, a member of the opposition party and others will take part in an hour long debate of topical issues.

Before the outbreak of coronavirus, the show was filmed across different parts of the country with a studio audience  grilling panellists.

Now the show is made up of a virtual audience, who can join in from the safety of their home.

You can apply to be on the show online by filling in the BBC's application form.

Fiona Bruce has presented Question Time since January 2019
Fiona Bruce has presented Question Time since January 2019

Who is the host?

Fiona Bruce has fronted the show since January 2019.

She replaced long time presenter, David Dimbleby.

Fiona, 56, has presented several shows at the BBC including Crimewatch.

She also became the first female to present News at Ten.

Who is on the guest panel?

Andy Burnham

Former health secretary, Andy Burnham, is the mayor of Greater Manchester
Former health secretary, Andy Burnham, is the mayor of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham has been the mayor of Greater Manchester since 2017.

Before that, he served as the health secretary and is a former candidate for the position of Labour leader in 2015.

Mr Burnham has been one of the most vocal critics of the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chris Philp

Junior minister for the justice ministry, Chris Philp, will be representing the government on Question Time tonight
Junior minister for the justice ministry, Chris Philp, will be representing the government on Question Time tonight

After being represented by big names such as Matt Hancock, Chris Philp will be speaking on behalf of the Government on this episode.

He was elected as an MP for Croydon South and appointed junior minister for the justice ministry in September 2019.

Before his career in politics, the Oxford educated MP was a businessman.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the first female prime minister of Denmark
Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the first female prime minister of Denmark

She is a former Danish politician who served as Denmark's 26th prime minister from October 2011 to June 2015.

She is the first woman to have served in that role and the first to have led her party, the Social Democrats.

After ending her political career in 2016, she became the chief executive for the NGO, Save the Children.

She sparked controversy for initiating a selfie with then leaders Barack Obama and David Cameron at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

Camilla Tominey

Camilla Tominey is an associate editor at The Telegraph
Camilla Tominey is an associate editor at The Telegraph

Camilla Tominey is an associate editor at The Telegraph.

She launched an attack on the Government's roadmap to exiting the lockdown saying it is more akin to a "spaghetti junction".

"Only a Government team devoid of women could have drafted a plan so full of holes," according to her.

James Graham

James Graham is known for his political stage plays
James Graham is known for his political stage plays

James Graham, 37, is a playwright who is known for staging political dramas.

Some of his major plays include This House, Ink, and Finding Neverland.

His work has earned him nominations for the Tony and Olivier awards.

He has also written dramas for the small screen including Quiz, The Crown and television film Brexit: The Uncivil War.

 



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