BBC News special will replace The One Show tonight following shock Supreme Court decision

Andrew Neil is set to present a news special, after the Supreme Court ruled that suspending Parliament was unlawful

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on September 4, 2019, to take part in his first Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced for another showdown in parliament on Wednesday after a humiliating defeat over his Brexit strategy, with MPs set to vote on a law aimed at blocking a no-deal departure. Johnson has said he will seek an early general election if MPs vote against him again, intensifying a dramatic political crisis ahead of his October 31 Brexit deadline. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

BBC One will replace The One Show with a news special on Tuesday night, following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.


Earlier this month Mr Johnson suspended Parliament for five weeks, with many arguing that the suspension would prevent MPs from working during the run-up to Brexit on 31st October.

Lady Hale, Supreme Court President, ruled Mr Johnson acted “unlawfully” and that “the effect [of the suspension] on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme.”

Andrew Neil, the BBC political correspondent and former host of late-night politics show This Week, posted on his Twitter feed announcing that he was “preparing to present a BBC One News Special at 7pm tonight” following the historic ruling.

“We will bring you all the latest news and analysis following today’s historic Supreme Court decision,” he added.

The One Show will now air on BBC Two.  The scheduling announcement was made on Twitter, telling fans the weekday evening staple “has not been prorogued”.

Politics Live has also been added to BBC2’s schedule, and will air on Tuesday at 3.45pm.


The One Show will air on BBC Two at 7pm, while Andrew Neil will present a News Special on BBC One at the same time.