When you think of the production of Eastenders you would have thought that money was no object but you couldn’t be more wrong.
It’s been said that the set is falling down and is a danger to the cast and crew who work on the set every single day.
The BBC show is filmed at Elstree Studios since its original launch in 1985, but parts of the fictiona houses are falling down and bits fall off the buildings during bad weather.
A new set is being built close to its existing location on the Elstree site, but it won’t be completed until 2023.
BBC Director General Lord Hall has said:
‘When there are winds or rains you have to move the people shooting stuff as things might fall off.’
Since when they first announced that the set was being rebuilt the money to make it has gone up so much as first it was going to cost £60million but now it has spiralled to £87million.