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BBC refuses to axe Our Girl scenes where refugees relived their horrific ordeal

BBC says Our Girl scenes where refugees were sprayed with an industrial gun to make them 'filthy' before wading through a river with screaming babies and kids is vital to the plot of the Army drama

THE BBC has refused to axe scenes from Our Girl in which refugees relived their horrific ordeal.

Around 100 were hired as extras on just £33 a day, The Sun on Sunday revealed in January.

 Bosses on the Army drama indicated they would pull the scenes, filmed in Malaysia with Rohingya Muslims but have since changed their minds
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Bosses on the Army drama indicated they would pull the scenes, filmed in Malaysia with Rohingya Muslims but have since changed their minds

Some were sprayed with an industrial gun to make them “filthy” before wading through a river with screaming babies and kids.

Bosses on the Army drama indicated they would pull the scenes, filmed in Malaysia with Rohingya Muslims.

But it has since been decided their plight is a vital part of the current third series, which stars Michelle ­Keegan, 31.

A source said: “They hope it blows over without a fuss.

 TV bosses decided the plight of the refugees is a vital part of the current third series of Our Girl, which stars Michelle ­Keegan, 31
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TV bosses decided the plight of the refugees is a vital part of the current third series of Our Girl, which stars Michelle ­Keegan, 31

It’s not the BBC’s finest hour.”

The corporation last night insisted: “The scenes will air as planned.”