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BBC election handover special watched by millions

BBC political editor Nick Robinson outside 10 Downing Street

Almost 10m people watched the BBC News special covering Gordon Brown's resignation and handover of power to David Cameron's coalition government.

An average of 8.9m tuned in to watch the full programme on BBC One which was broadcast between 1915-2100 BST on Tuesday, early figures show.

A peak audience of 9.9m tuned in at 2030 BST, while a further 1.58m watched the coverage on the News Channel.

EastEnders and Holby City were both moved from the BBC One schedule.