5 Ethnic Minority Presenters Who Could Host The 2015 TV Election Debates

In 2010 the hosts of the general election TV debates were all white middle aged men. The three clashes between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg (three other white middle ages men) were refereed by the BBC's David Dimbleby, ITV's Alastair Stewart and Sky News' Adam Boulton.

This week the House of Lords urged broadcasters to shake up their programmes for the 2015 editions by choosing ethnic minority presenters.

In a report published on Tuesday, the Lords communications committee said: "We respect the broadcasters’ independence. However, in giving food for thought, we recommend that the broadcasters make sure they consider the balance of gender and ethnic diversity among the moderators.

"We recognise that the choice of moderator for each debate is a matter of each broadcaster’s own editorial judgement. Should broadcast election debates take place in 2015 and beyond, we recommend that the broadcasters ensure they exercise that judgement, reflecting our concern, and mindful of the disappointingly uniform outcome of their decisions in 2010."

With that in mind, who could the TV stations pick? Her are five potential options.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

TV Debate Hosts