EVERY single BBC employee has travelled to France to ensure the best possible coverage of Euro 2016.
20,000 staff have been flown out to the BBC’s White City complex, which has been dismantled and reassembled on the outskirts of Paris at a cost of £78 million.
HR manager Susan Traherne said: “Although my job doesn’t have any obvious link to Euro 2016, I have to work from this penthouse overlooking the Seine for operational reasons.
“And the same goes for the logistics team, risk and of course IT, who we couldn’t place in Paris itself so are booked in the Sequoia Lodge at Disneyland Paris.
“It’s really revitalised our working practices. For example, we now have a six-hour lunch.”
BBC director general Tony Hall said: “This move was absolutely necessary to give Euro 2016 the coverage the British people demand.
“I only hope England don’t cause us problems by remaining in past the group stage, because in less than two weeks all 20,000 of us are due to arrive in Glastonbury.”