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Sunday 4 December 2016

BGT studios evacuated after Nazi bomb found

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A Britain's Got Talent studio was evacuated after an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered by builders near Wembley Stadium.

The 110lb bomb, dropped during Nazi air raids in the early 1940s, was unearthed by builders working near the stadium yesterday afternoon.

The device was safely excavated and removed from the scene before being taken away by the army bomb disposal unit.

A convoy of three police cars, a police van and a British army Land Rover were seen leaving the site just before 2pm.

"We were just about to start our rehearsal and were trying to build the set when the building was evacuated," a BGT spokesman said.

"It has not been great, but it is not detrimental at this stage."

The discovery had threatened to delay the live semi-finals of Simon Cowell's talent show which were due to start on Monday, as well as the Football League play-off finals due to be played today.

However, Wembley Stadium tweeted that this weekend's matches would go ahead as planned.

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