BBC Television Centre facing rat infestation

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By John Glenday | Reporter

March 26, 2012 | 1 min read

The BBC may have hosted Roland Rat in the eighties but now the broadcaster has had to resort to calling in pest control experts after being overrun by a fresh wave of the critters.

Speaking to the Daily Mail a rattled insider moaned: “Our working conditions are becoming increasingly squalid because they're not bothering to carry out repairs, as we are supposed to be moving soon as well – although we have no idea when.

"We're not sure exactly how many [rats] there are. They keep popping up at different places around the office.

"Probably the main thing attracting them is the fact that people are so busy they eat at their desks and there are crumbs everywhere."

Office pranksters have seen the funny side of their new colleagues however, leaving a fake rat near the desk of veteran broadcaster John Humphrys according to some reports.

Maintenance budgets have been slashed recently as the broadcaster prepares to move staff out of the West London building ahead of its sale.

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