First Minister Carwyn Jones told his monthly press conference today that the Welsh Government would have preferred BBC Wales to choose Cardiff Bay as the location for its new HQ.
He was responding to claims made by his predecessor Rhodri Morgan in an article for Wales Online.
The former First Minister claimed a verbal agreement had been made with the project director of the BBC's Roath Lock drama village that the corporation was considering two sites - one at Roath Lock, and one on Penarth Road.
Mr Morgan said the "broad understanding" prompted the Welsh Government to authorise spending £10m on a new road to 'open up' access to the Roath Basin.
The BBC said the claims were wrong.
"There was no agreement, as far as I understand it" said Mr Jones.
"Although we welcome the investment being made by BBC Wales, I think it's fair to say our preference would have been the Bay".
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