The BBC has confirmed that it will restart the production of both Eastenders and Top Gear in June.

BBC director of content, Charlotte Moore gave the news in an Interview with The Telegraph, saying that crew numbers would be strictly limited and the show’s talent would be socially distanced and would have to look after their own make up and hair.

Moore added: “We’re also exploring ways to re-start filming on more dramas and other major BBC shows as soon as possible.” To help “fire up the engines of British TV production – safely and sensibly”.

She said: “We’ve been looking very carefully at how we can safely put some of our shows back into production, and I’m pleased to announce that we plan to begin filming again on both EastEnders and Top Gear by the end of next month.”

She did not give any dates on when other BBC dramas could go back into production but said the corporation was ”determined to do everything we can” to “kick-start the TV industry and support our brilliant production sector nationwide”.

Jon Creamer