Revealed: Set and location for political leaders' debate showdown

The debate will be held at the ITV studios at MediaCityUK in Salford Credit: ITV

The leaders of the UK's seven major parties will go head-to-head at ITV's studios in MediaCityUK in Salford, it has been confirmed.

Conservative leader David Cameron, Labour's Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg for the Lib Dems, Nigel Farage for Ukip, Nicola Sturgeon for the SNP, Leanne Wood for Plaid Cymru and the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will answer questions from the studio audience, as well as debating contentious issues between one another.

Read: Rate the ITV Leaders' Debate

The two-hour event, which begins at 8pm, will be moderated by ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham in a live broadcast on ITV, on ITV News online, on the ITV Player site and via the ITV Player app.

Each of the leaders has been allocated a podium lit with appropriately-coloured lights, and arranged in an order determined by drawing lots.

ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham will moderate the debate Credit: ITV
Each leader will have an appropriately-coloured podium from which to speak Credit: ITV

They will all be given one minute each to answer four major election questions submitted by audience members and ITV viewers, and chosen by an experienced editorial panel.

The questions will not have been seen by any of the leaders ahead of time.Then, the topic will be opened for up to 18 minutes of debate.

The order that each will make their opening and closing statements has also been determined by drawing lots.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will be the first speaker of the night, and Tory Prime Minister David Cameron will be given the final word.

The 200-strong audience has been specially chosen by polling company ICM to be broadly representative of the UK, and is politically balanced.

Around 80% will be made up of voters who have expressed a voting intention, while 20% are "undecided".

The debate will begin at 8pm. Credit: ITV
Julie Etchingham will join Mark Austin for ITV News at Ten following the debate Credit: ITV

Viewers watching via ITV News online will also be able to 'Rate the Debate' using a special interactive tool tracking their approval and disapproval levels with what is being said.

After the debate, presenter Mark Austin will anchor ITV News at Ten from the debate studio with analysis from Julie Etchingham, while political correspondent Romilly Weeks will report live from the 'Spin Room'.

Groups of undecided voters will also contribute their reactions to the debate.Following the regional bulletins, ITV News political editor Tom Bradby will host the first of the new series of political panel show The Agenda, with guests including comedian Rory Bremner and CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Have a sneak peek at the set of tomorrow's leaders' debate: