David Cameron and Nigel Farage have faced off in one of the most intriguing evenings of the EU referendum campaign so far.
The Prime Minister and UKIP leader appeared separately in front a lively studio audience and faced grilling from ITV host Julie Etchingham.
The two leaders did not debate head-to-head, as many had originally hoped, but they did go back-to-back in front of the 200-strong studio audience, leaving many to argue who came off best.
The event took place just hours before the deadline for people to register to vote in the referendum and voters got one of the most informative insights into the key issues yet.
Opinions on who ‘won’ the night will continue to rage on far into tomorrow morning but who do you think won?
We’ve given our verdicts below… But tell us who you think won Cameron vs Farage.
Nigel Farage 7/10
Nigel Farage might have been more at home in a country pub, but he did a solid job in the metropolitan stainless steel surroundings of ITV’s studio.
Slinking onto the stage with an improvised Monty Python walk, the UKIP leader made efforts to rein himself in amidst an audience only moderately less hostile than the one he faced at that infamous Edinburgh pub.
Of course, he lacked the nuance of his more seasoned competitor, forgetting – or perhaps choosing not to use – the names of the audience members quizzing him.
Nevertheless, he largely fielded the often militantly passionate questions with, generally, good grace.
He enjoyed a John McDonnell moment whipping out his little red book, in Farage’s case his British – or at the moment, he claimed, not so British – passport.
Speaking about the Commonwealth as an alternative to EU membership, he was jingoistic verging on a curious nostalgic xenophobia.
But, in truth, this was never going to be an easy ride for Mr Farage. The odds were stacked against him and in the circumstances he faired well.
David Cameron 5/10
With the weight of office behind him, David Cameron had an easy ride.
His questioners were the Left’s stereotypical Vote Leave supporters – white, middle-aged and wearing bad suits and dubious ties.
While Farage was quizzed, the Prime Minister was asked.
There was a definite deference towards him – he was not interrupted at all and, in truth, was rarely challenged.
His answers were reasoned, perhaps, but also packed less punch because he ultimately suffered less scrutiny.
In contrast to the UKIP leader, Mr Cameron was, as you would expect, gaffe free – at least publicly.
Privately, you could well imagine him, Gordon Brown-esque, muttering ‘bigot’ to himself.
But it did not happen – it was a polished, polite performance, if not one produced under pressure.