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EastEnder accuses BBC of discrimination

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Axed EastEnders star Ameet Chana (Adi Ferreira) has accused the BBC of treating his on-screen family "like s***," according to the Sunday Mirror today.

The entire Ferreira family were axed earlier this month, as part of new executive producer Kathleen Hutchinson's plan to improve the show.

However, Ameet has accused the BBC of discriminating against the family.

He told the newspaper, "I'm not afraid to admit that the Ferreira family have been treated like s***. We've been made scapegoats, discriminated against. They wouldn't do this to the Watts or Slater family.

"You can take the Ferreiras out of EastEnders. But you can't take the Asians out of the East End. There are just as many Asians in the East End as 'typical families' like the Slaters. The Ferreira family have had bad storylines and we've taken the blame for it.

"I really wanted to make it work - especially considering that the family's storylines have actually been getting better in past weeks."

He added, "The truth of the matter is just because we weren't an immediate hit, the bosses ended up washing their hands of us."

Ameet has made plans to star in two new movies next year. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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