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Nazi bomb removed from near Britain's Got Talent studio

By Scott D'Arcy and Jack Hardy

Published 23/05/2015

Britain's Got Talent judging panel
Britain's Got Talent judging panel

A Second World War bomb has been safely removed from a site in north London.

The studio where Britain's Got Talent (BGT) is filmed was evacuated following the discovery, along with around 300 homes, as the Army tried to defuse the device near Wembley Stadium.

The 110lb (50kg) bomb, dropped during Nazi air raids in the early 1940s, was unearthed by builders working near the stadium on Thursday.

The Army warned of a "genuine risk to life" as homes and businesses, including Fountain Studios, were evacuated.

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

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

Police were first called to the building site in Empire Way, Wembley, shortly before 3pm on Thursday, following reports of an unexploded device.

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