Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021

The announcement comes as Hull's year-long celebration nears an end. Credit: ITV News.

Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture in 2021.

The announcement, made by Arts Minister John Glen, comes as the current UK City of Culture, Hull's year-long celebration nears an end.

The competition is held every four years, with Derry-Londonderry the first winner in 2013.

Here is the moment those backing the bid found out they won:

Tonight, Phil Redmond the chair of the City of Culture 2021 committee said Stoke On Trent along with the other contenders, shouldn't be too disappointed:

Our reporter Callum Watkinson was in Stoke-On-Trent this evening, where, although there were disappointed faces, many saw the benefits of being part of the process:

Elsewhere in Coventry there are plans to celebrate late in to the night, Keith Wilkinson joined the party:

Despite the title, the award is not restricted only to cities, and Scottish representative Paisley is the first town to make the final shortlist.

Coventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea were all in the running for the title - which is credited with attracting major investment to former winners - in 2021.