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Last Updated: Friday, 28 November, 2003, 08:17 GMT
Blunder 'reveals Office secrets'
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The Office creator Ricky Gervais plays central character David Brent
A woman from Essex claims to have been mistakenly posted scripts for The Office sitcom Christmas specials, according to reports.

Joanne Hiley, from Saffron Walden, said the two 100-page scripts were meant to be sent to a health and safety technician in the town.

But she is now considering selling them to the highest bidder after they were delivered to her home instead.

A BBC spokeswoman said they hoped nobody would publish the plotlines.


"To reveal the plans for The Office two-part special would be like opening your Christmas presents too early," she said.

"We hope that no-one would want to spoil for everyone what is an eagerly anticipated climax to a much-loved show."

But Ms Hiley told the London Evening Standard newspaper she would be willing to part with them.

"If I decide to go down that road, you can expect to see the revelations in the paper which can bid the most," she told the paper.

The Christmas specials are expected to be the last ever episodes of the hit sitcom, as creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant want the series to go out on a high.

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