The EastEnders set could be targeted by New Fathers 4 Justice

Rights group plan to disrupt filming while dressed as Elmo.


Albert Square could be under threat from New Fathers 4 Justice, after it was revealed that the rights group plan to target the EastEnders set.

The group, which campaigns for fathers’ rights to see their children, have already targeted Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, and are now turning their attentions to the BBC soap set, the Borehamwood Times reports.

They are preparing to assemble at the studios in a family court protest later this month.


Peter Moore, who is the national spokesperson for New Fathers 4 Justice, said: “We’d like nothing more than to be simply with our families this Christmas happy in the knowledge our children would grow up with equal rights, but until anything is done, this is the only way anyone takes any notice of our message.”

He added: “We are going to target the EastEnders set and we have planned for a while to attempt to put an activist on the Queen Vic or another well-known EastEnders building dressed in an Elmo costume and have several options.

“We had one activist on the set in the summer as an extra taking pictures and another had been on a bus tour to the studios.”

However, the group’s claims to have already accessed the set have been called into question by insiders at ​EastEnders​, who told ​Digital Spy​ that the soap doesn’t run any bus tours to the studios.