An ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson has denied a rather bizarre story that broke on Monday (24 October) morning, responding to claims an asbestos discovery has sparked a cast health scare.
The soap’s tam are currently busy filming different versions of Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell’s exits, but it was suggested that there were bigger things for them to worry about, with reports claiming the potentially dangerous material has been discovered at the BBC’s Elstree studio.
However, a spokesperson for the show has now slammed the claims, in a statement issued to The Huffington Post UK.
It reads: “Excavation work at a trench outside the site has been stopped whilst some tiles are dealt with by licensed contractors - the material is low risk and there has been no release of asbestos fibres, and there is no risk to workers, site users or surrounding houses.
“Filming for any production on-site has not been affected.”
The ‘EastEnders’ team are currently gearing up for the festive period, and there are a number of other exits coming up, as well as those of the Mitchell sisters.
Danny-Boy Hatchard is set to bow out as Lee Carter, while Riley Carter-Millington has also announced his plans to move on to pastures new.
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