BBC is accused of 'outrageous overspend' after splurging £87million of TAXPAYER cash to build a new EastEnders set just a few hundred yards from the old one | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


BBC is accused of 'outrageous overspend' after splurging £87million of TAXPAYER cash to build a new EastEnders set just a few hundred yards from the old one

The BBC has been accused of 'outrageously overspending' licence fee cash after it emerged that EastEnders' new set will cost £86.7million.
That is £27million over the original budget – and the project is expected to be nearly five years late.
Work to rebuild and extend Albert Square was due to be completed in August at a cost of £59.7million.
But a damning National Audit Office report published today finds that the BBC's poor planning and lack of expertise means it will cost 45 per cent more, and will not be completed until May 2023.

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