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Reports suggest that a number of scripts from the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who have been leaked online.
With anticipation for the series escalating with each day, the BBC have now asked fans not to share the material released. The mishap occurred as a result of being sent to the BBC Worldwide office in Miami, where they were intended to be translated for the Latin America market.
In an interview with Radio Times, BBC Worldwide spoke of the scripts being compromised:
"We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty."
By being uploaded from the BBC Worldwide site in Miami, many other scripts have also been leaked including Top Gear and Call the Midwife, which became accessible to anyone with an internet link.
Not the first time this has happened for Who, the series was also leaked back in 2005 with the first episode of the relaunched series, as well as the finale of the 2013 series.
The eighth series is set to premiere globally from August 23rd.