The BBC will launch a digital-first daytime show on 7 April, hosted by Victoria Derbyshire and broadcast simultaneously on BBC Two, the BBC News Channel and online. The show will have a focus on breaking news, interviews and audience interaction through TV, online and social media. It will be hosted from London but will feature regular debates from across the country and involve reporting expertise from across BBC News. For the first four weeks, the programme will focus on the General Election, featuring live debates and key interviews.
The launch editor for the programme will be Louisa Compton, who also retains editorial responsibility for BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat.