Phillip Schofield slams 'criminal' selling of iconic BBC TV Centre

Phillip Schofield has criticised his former BBC bosses for demolishing the iconic building. Credit: BBC.

TV presenter Phillip Schofield has slammed the BBC for selling the historic Television Centre studios in west London.

The iconic home of shows like Dad's Army, Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing was bought by a property developer for £200m.

The site on Wood Lane at White City is being turned into one of London's largest new housing schemes.

Demolition work is underway to replace five of the eight studios with 950 homes, offices, restaurants and a hotel.

Five of the eight studios are going to destroyed. Credit: Hightail.

Parts of Television Centre, including the circular 'doughnut' were awarded listed building status.

The 'doughnut' shaped building has been awarded listed building status. Credit: ITV News

The BBC will return to the surviving three studios when the project is complete in 2017.

Studio 8. Credit: ITV News

The developer, Stanhope, said the new-look Television Centre would become a creative hub.

An aerial view of the new development. Credit: Hightail.
The architects view of the town houses to be built. Credit: Hightail.

But former Schofield who got his big break at Television Centre as a children's presenter 30 years ago, said the BBC's decision to sell was criminal.