When Cockroaches Attack – no, not the title of a new shock-doc, but a current reality for some BBC workers at MediaCityUK.

Staff in the sports, news, and BBC Breakfast departments are having to – horror of horrors – break their tea-brewing routines after a cockroach infestation.

A cockroach (not thought to be one of the BBC trespassers)

A cockroach (not thought to be one of the BBC trespassers)

It’s understood the six-legged insects were “accidentally” introduced by a member of staff into one of its three buildings in Salford.

Affected areas have been cordoned off, with staff – according to the MEN – told to drink bottled water and make tea and coffee elsewhere.

A specialist firm of pest controllers has been brought in, and it’s hoped the hardy roaches will be exterminated for good in the next three weeks.

A BBC spokesman said: “As is standard practice for large organisations, we ensure that pest control is undertaken whenever necessary and use specialist firms to deal with the matter.”