Justice Secretary Michael Gove will be in the Sky News hot seat on 3 June, just a day after the pro-EU Prime Minister David Cameron faced the same TV test. Gove, one of the chief spokesmen of the Vote Leave campaign, will hope he does not suffer the same fate as his Conservative colleague, who was accused of "waffling" and "scaremongering" by the audience.

The prime minister was also mocked by Sky News' political editor, Faisal Islam, for suggesting that a Brexit could trigger a war on the continent. Cameron hit back by branding the journalist as "glib" and stressing that he never said "World War Three".

"The EU has been a way to get countries that used to fight each other to talk to each other," Cameron added. "Twice in a century Europe went to war and on both occasions Britain had to be part of that conflict and we paid a very, very high price."

Gove has already admitted he is nervous ahead of the interrogation, telling the broadcaster: "I've never done anything like this before but the main thing is I have been chosen to make sure that people have a chance to hear the Vote Leave message, so the main thing that I want do is to try to get across the essence of our case."

The justice secretary will be hoping to relay Vote Leave's latest policy, which has seen the group back an Australian-style immigration points system. The move came after the Office for National Statistics showed net migration had climbed to 333,000 in 2015. The latest online poll from YouGov, of more than 1,700 people between 30 and 31 May, put Leave and Remain both on 41%.

You can watch the programme on Sky News from 8pm BST.