Question Time will air its first episode of 2021 tonight with a new special on the coronavirus pandemic.
Fiona Bruce will host the live episode on BBC One and will be joined by Minister for the Deployment of the Covid-19 Vaccine and Business Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, as well as Labour MP Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
On the panel, Humphrey Cobbold, the Chief Executive of UK gym chain PureGym, Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor and author of Dear Life: a Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss; and immunologist and the government’s former Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport are confirmed to appear.
Question Time usually airs every Thursday night at 10:45pm however, it’s thought the coronavirus special will air early in light of the new national lockdown which came into force today.
Viewers last saw Question Time on their screens in December with guests including Welsh Conservative politician Robert Buckland and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer.
Among the topics discussed was whether footballers should bend the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after Millwall fans booed players doing so before a match.
Bruce took over presenting the current affairs programme almost two years after David Dimbleby stepped down 25 years after first hosting the show.
Question Time: Covid special airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One.