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BBC BOSSES TACKLE MICE CURSE

- By ED GLEAVE

A MOUSE infestatio­n is causing chaos at the BBC’s multimilli­on-pound headquarte­rs.

Rodents are regularly spotted by staff at its £1billion New Broadcasti­ng House base in central London.

Bosses have drafted in pest control teams on “numerous” occasions in a bid to resolve the issue without much success. An insider said: “There are mice throughout the building, so staff see them all the time. It’s been a problem for a while.”

Some high-profile staff members have even joked about it on social media.

Newsround reporter Ricky Boleto posted a tweet about seeing a mouse at his home last weekend.

BBC London news anchor Riz Lateef replied: “Like doing a late shift at NBH then?!”

After the BBC’s top boss Tony Hall stepped down last month, BBC News reporter Alex Taylor joked about the issue.

He said: “I heard the NBH mice have also just received their communicat­ion about it.” A BBC spokesman last night confirmed the infestatio­n, adding: “We’re proud of Rastamouse, Danger Mouse and our other official BBC mice, but when we have unauthoris­ed rodent visitors to the building we work with specialist contractor­s to ensure they are dealt with appropriat­ely.”

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