David Dimbleby is to host the BBC's 2017 general election programme for the tenth time.
News presenter Huw Edwards had been expected to front the show after Dimbleby said 2015's results coverage was his final time at the helm, but Dimbleby has decided to step into the hot seat once again.
Dimbleby's unbroken 10 in a row began when he first fronted the broadcast in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.
The programme will start on at 22.00 BST on the night of 8 June and continue until the early hours of the morning.
Huw Edwards will take over as lead presenter on the morning of 9 June and will also present the evening bulletin that day.
BBC director of news James Harding had said ahead of the 2015 general election that it would be Dimbleby's last time as lead anchor, with Edwards set to front the show from then on.
He said: "This snap election surprised the country and election night is bound to be one of the most closely followed in recent times.
"BBC's results night will once again offer people the most reliable breaking news, impartial analysis, with a host of trusted experts and above all our unrivalled presenting team."
Dimbleby, 78, who also hosts debate show Question Time, will be joined in the studio by Mishal Husain, Emily Maitlis and Jeremy Vine.
BBC experts including political editor Laura Kuenssberg and economics editor Kamal Ahmed will be giving their views on the proceedings as results come in.
The programme will be broadcast simultaneously on BBC One and the BBC News Channel.
The BBC, like other broadcasters, isn't allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open.
The BBC is required by electoral law to adopt a code of practice, ensuring fairness between candidates.
The basic principle behind due impartiality in political coverage is set out in the BBC Charter.
This requires the BBC over time to give due weight and prominence to the main strands of argument and main parties.
On polling day specifically, the BBC (like other broadcasters) doesn't report on any of the election campaigns from 00:30 BST until polls close at 22:00 BST on TV, radio or bbc.co.uk or on social media and other channels.
However, online sites do not have to remove archived reports, including, for instance, programmes on iPlayer.
Coverage on the day is restricted to uncontroversial factual accounts, such as the appearance of politicians at polling stations or the weather. That means the BBC is not reporting on the general election campaign until after polling finishes in Thursday's local elections at 22:00 BST.
Subjects which have been at issue or part of the campaign - or other controversial matters relating to an election - must not be covered on polling day itself, so the BBC's output cannot be seen to be influencing the ballot while the polls are open.
No opinion poll on any issue relating to politics or the election can be published until after the polls have closed.
Whilst the polls are open, it is a criminal offence to publish anything about the way in which people have voted in that election.
From 22:00 BST normal reporting of the general election resumes as well as reporting on the local election results, with rolling online BBC coverage overnight, as well as an extended This Week special on BBC One and an election night special broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and 5live.