General Election 2019 - the results: Watch ITV News live coverage here

The waiting is over for the results of what has been billed as the most important General Election in decades.

The joint BBC/ITV News/Sky Exit Poll has forecast the Tories to win 368 seats - a majority of 86 - while Labour tumble to 191 seats, their worst result since 1935.

Blyth Valley, which has never had a Conservative MP, became the first red seat to turn blue on a night which Boris Johnson tweeted that "we live in the greatest democracy in the world".

ITV News is bringing you the fastest results service, most comprehensive analysis and the interviews that matter during an all-night special Election 2019 programme - live, across all formats.

As well as a TV special, you can watch it here, and we will be streaming on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

So, what's happening and when?

You can settle in for an enthralling long watch at 9.55pm on ITV, follow it here at or through the ITV News accounts on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Tom Bradby will return as the lead presenter tonight, joined once again in the studio by the breakout TV stars of the last election, Ed Balls and George Osborne.

We'll bring you the results of the major exit poll - commissioned jointly by ITV News, Sky News and the BBC - which is due to be published when the polls close, bang on 10pm.

That could give us the first indication of how the night may be shaping up for the various parties.

We'll be sharing all the highlights from the night and key slices of analysis on social media, too.

George Osborne and Ed Balls will be guest for ITV News' election night. Credit: .

Who's providing analysis?

Former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson leads a stellar cast of insiders providing unrivalled insight and analysis, alongside:

  • Jo Johnson, Boris Johnson's brother and former Conservative minister;

  • Jon Lansman, the chair of Momentum;

  • Gisela Stewart, the chair of Vote Leave and ex-Labour MP;

  • Alan Johnson, the Labour heavyweight and former home secretary;

  • Fiona Hill, Theresa May’s former chief-of-staff

Plus, ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston and ITV News National Editor Allegra Stratton will analyse the political fallout, aided by a journalist at every count around the UK, which will make ITV News once again the fastest to deliver the results.

Our resident Election Experts Professor Jane Green and Professor Colin Rallings will spot the trends of the night after first interrogating the results of the joint UK broadcasters’ Exit Poll.

ITV News will be bringing all the breaking election news throughout the night. Credit: .

Nina Hossain will present from the Election Newsroom – which features Peston co-presenter Anushka Asthana and her touchscreen from the programme – to take viewers behind the scenes as the count comes in.

Ahead of the night, Bradby said: "We will deliver intelligent conversation and the inside track as we analyse the results and what they mean for the next government."