That brings an end to our rolling coverage of tonight's debate. Coverage of the post-debate reaction continues across the BBC. Thanks for joining us and hope you'll be tuning in next Wednesday at 19:00 GMT for the rematch, when Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage go head-to-head in a debate hosted by the BBC.
"They couldn't bear to look at each other, eyes fixed firmly on the studio audience or TV cameras." Read BBC political correspondent Eleanor Garnier's verdict.
21:16 Norman Smith, Chief political correspondent, BBC News Channel
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So what did the two contenders think about the debate? Deputy PM and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said: "I enjoyed it very much... I'll let other people judge." Nigel Farage said he enjoyed it too - "it was great- we were actually having an opportunity to discuss things that those of us in the eurosceptic movement have cared very much about for decades".
The Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce says on Sky News that the pressure will be on David Cameron to include Nigel Farage in the general election leaders debates after this.