EastEnders is set to resume filming at its set in Borehamwood by the end of June, a BBC boss has said.

Charlotte Moore, the broadcaster's director of content, said the BBC One soap would be up and running again, along with Top Gear.

Her statement came after production was halted on the show due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Moore wrote in The Telegraph: "We've been looking 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 June.

"We're also exploring ways to restart shooting on dramas and other major BBC shows."

She added: "Of course, we will work within Government guidelines. Crews will be strictly limited.

"Cast members will do their own hair and make-up. Social distancing will be in place."

The BBC has reduced the number of pre-filmed EastEnders episodes it aired a week to make them last as long as possible.

Controller of BBC drama Piers Wenger previously said the broadcaster hoped to resume filming on soaps "as soon as possible".

Meanwhile, more construction workers have been seen on the set in Borehamwood as part of an £87 million redevelopment.

The Prime Minister gave construction workers the green light to return to sites across England on Wednesday as long workers obey social distancing rules.

The Sun reported that the EastEnders set off Clarendon Road was much busier on Wednesday as more workers returned to the site.

Major work is being carried out on the BBC soap's iconic buildings including The Arches, Kath's Cafe and The Queen Vic.

EastEnders fans will also get some new additions to Albert Square, with a block of luxury flats, a railway tunnel and line also being built on the plot.

The redevelopment has gone £27 million over budget and has taken two-and-a-half extra years to complete.