When are the final General Election 2017 TV debates and will Theresa May take part?

When are the final General Election 2017 TV debates and will Theresa May take part?

BBC Question Time general election special

BBC Question Time General Election Special. Friday 2 June, 8.30pm on BBC One.

Friday 2 June, 8.30pm on BBC One.

Prime Minister Theresa May came under fire last night after refusing to take part in the BBC’s live General Election Leader’s debate.  If you believe what you read in the press, it could prove to be a fatal error in the Conservative’s election campaign.

May will have a chance to redeem herself though, when she appears on the first of two special episodes of the BBC’s Question Time tomorrow (Friday 2nd June).

Theresa May will appear on BBC Question Time on Friday 2 June

Theresa May will appear on BBC Question Time on Friday 2 June

Theresa May and Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn will take a series of questions from the audience, although they will not debate one another directly.  The special episodewill be broadcast on BBC One from 8:30pm. 

A second show, on Sunday, June 4, will feature Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. This will be broadcast on BBC One from 6pm.

Where's Theresa? 

Where's Theresa? 

May and Corbyn, and Farron and Sturgeon won't debate each other directly, but will take a series of questions from audience members, made up of members of the public, on a consecutive basis. 

Jonathan Munro, Head of BBC Newsgathering, said: "It is firmly in the public interest for audiences to hear from those seeking election.

"We know they connect with these formats because they are a public moment to focus on and audience members from all across the country get the chance to ask politicians their own questions."

The General Election takes place on June 8.