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Absolute Radio to air ‘The Alternative Vote’ comedy panel show in the run-up to General Election vote

Absolute Radio is asking some of Britain’s best-loved comedians what they would do if they were elected Prime Minister as part of a comedy panel show airing in the run-up to the General Election.

‘The Alternative Vote’ hosted by Matt Forde, which is currently available for sponsorship, follows the station’s first foray into panel shows – ‘The Manuscript’ – which aired alongside commercial partner Just for Men in 2014.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Bauer Radio’s London HQ, ‘The Alternative Vote’ will see Forde joined by top panellists and comedians each week sharing their manifesto for the laws they’d introduce and what they’d look to ban from everyday life if they were handed the keys to Number 10.

Absolute Radio content director, Tony Moorey, said the show “further cements Absolute Radio’s commitment to comedy” which already boasts Frank Skinner and Christian O’Connell amongst others.

Forde added: “I'm very excited to be making a comedy show about politics on the verge of the most chaotic general election in history. It's not heavy, it's just a group of people messing about and pretending to be politicians. If it's good enough for the Lib Dems, it's good enough for me.”

The three-part series will be co-created with Avalon and broadcast on Friday evenings from 17 April at 7pm.

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