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BBC BOSSES TACKLE MICE CURSE
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.”