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BBC Three 'a creative nursery slope,' says Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall has said it would be an "own goal" moving BBC Three online.

Chibnall said the channel a was "creative nursery slope" for new talent and scrapping it would hand future audiences to other channels.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive: "BBC Three is the one television service that does speak to the younger audience and the younger audience is the BBC's future."

The BBC is to make an official announcement on Thursday.

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