The BBC will auction EastEnders' studios

The BBC will auction EastEnders' studios ...

As a way of reducing license fee income, the BBC intends to sell the studio behind EastEnders, the Elstree Centre.

According to The Telegraph, the corporation wants to decommission the site and lease back the space to a new owner, allowing the likes of Danny Dyer's Mick Carter and Letitia Wright's Sharon Watts to go about their daily lives.

Elstree's worth is believed to be around 70 million, and now commercial property agency Lambert Smith Hampton has been hired to investigate potential suitors.

The Beeb is open to exploring "a number of potential disposal mechanisms," according to an advertisement.

Elstree's sale is seen by executives as an excellent opportunity to reduce its operating expenses and carbon footprint.

"As part of our ongoing investigation of the BBC's property portfolio we are considering the sale of Elstree and leasing back part for the continued production of EastEnders. There are long-term commitments for the continued use of Elstree and the components which support EastEnders," according to a BBC spokesperson.

Over the years, the lot has been used for a lot of major BBC events, including Children in Need and election coverage in the United Kingdom.

Brooke Kinsella, a former Kelly Taylor actress, gave birth to a "miracle" baby boy in June, named Ben Ross Boardley.

EastEnders airs on BBC One Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7.30pm, with some episodes airing during summer sports events. The program is also available on BBC iPlayer.

On our dedicated homepage, you can find more EastEnders spoilers.