After the biggest drawn-out shock in US political history, Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America today, Friday 20 January. We imagine the whole world will be watching. But how can it do so?

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: When is Donald Trump becoming President?

Trump will be sworn in as President today, Friday 20 January in Washington DC. Every living former President will be there with their respective wives – so that includes Hillary Clinton with Bill. Drama.

Current President Barack Obama will also oversee the transfer of power as Trump lays a hand on Abraham Lincoln’s bible to swear the famous oath.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: What time is the inauguration?

The world will begin tuning in at 4pm GMT, as that will be 11am over in Washington DC.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: Watch on TV

Luckily it’s pretty easy to watch the inauguration in the UK as BBC One and ITV 1 are both showing it live.

BBC 1’s coverage will begin at 4pm GMT and run till 6pm.

ITV 1’s coverage will also begin at 4pm GMT and run till 6pm.

You can also watch extended coverage from 3pm to 7pm on the BBC News Channel.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: Watch online

If you’re not near a TV at 4pm GMT on Friday then you could tune in at your desk or at home. Both BBC and ITV are showing it, but it’s easier to watch on the BBC as you don’t have to sign into iPlayer – you do have to sign in to watch ITV live (but it’s free). 

Click here to stream the inauguration on BBC 1 live, provided you have a TV license. 

Click here to stream the inauguration live on ITV 1.

Click here at 3pm GMT to tune into the BBC News Channel.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: Watch on your smartphone or tablet

You can also tap the above links from your smartphone or tablet to stream the Trump inauguration live from 4pm GMT.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: Watch on YouTube

Right Side Broadcasting is live streaming the entire inauguration on YouTube for free.

Click here to watch Trump become President.

How to watch the Trump inauguration in the UK: Watch on Twitter

You may also find yourself turning to Twitter to scream into the void, celebrate Trump or just watch the world react. You can even follow the whole thing there as Twitter has partnered with PBS NewsHour to bring you the whole thing from 4pm GMT:

Be sure to watch this monumental moment in world history. No matter what you may think of Trump, America has spoken.