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Those busy bees dealing with complaints at the BBC will have been hard at work this week.

EastEnders has received a whopping 3,400 complaints over its baby swap storyline, which saw Ronnie lose her son to cot death before swapping him with Kat's live newborn.

It's the most controversial 'Enders plot since Danielle was killed in a car crash moments after Ronnie discovered she was her daughter. The teenager's premature death prompted more than 7,000 objections from viewers.

Show bosses have defended the latest contentious plot.

Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: "We appreciate this is a challenging storyline and have taken care to ensure viewers were aware of the content in advance of transmission.

"We also provided actionline numbers at the end of each show, offering advice and support to those affected by the issues."

Viewers have been registering their complaints since November, and lobby groups are thought to account for some of the figures.

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