Pressure is continuing to mount on the BBC to conduct yet another investigation into "highly questionable practices" it employed in the making of one of its flagship programmes.
Having just recovered from the Blue Peter Gate scandal, when it was proved that a staff member had won one of the phone competitions, there are major questions being asked in relation to the long running soap, Eastenders.
Reports are circulating that the makers of the soap, which has graced our screens since 1985, have on occasion used real actors to supplement the motley cast of untrained amateurs.
These claims have been "vigorously denied" by production company Wotcher Mate, whose spokesman Lilian Saum commented:
"The suggestion that any professionally trained actors have appeared in the show is quite frankly ludicrous. I defy anyone who has watched even one episode of "Eastenders" to form such a fantastic opinion.
"If any of the production team suspected that one of the cast had had more than 5 minutes experience in their local drama club, the guilty party would be out the door before Dot could say 'My Nick...he's a good boy'.
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