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EastEnders' Billy Mitchell to Carry the Olympic Torch!

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Written by Sam Lister / July 23rd, 2012, 5:29pm

EastEnders' fans are in for a treat tonight with two visits to Walford as Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) carries the Olympic Torch live through the Square in an Olympic Special.

In the first episode, Alfie convinces Billy to play in The Queen Vic football match, just hours before he is due to carry the Olympic Torch. It's a race against time to get Billy back to the Square before the Torch gets there...

Billy rushes back after the football team are delayed

The second of tonight's episodes includes a live segment as cast and crew come together at the Elstree Set to cheer on Billy as he plays his part in the Olympic Torch Relay as the Torch travels to the Olympic Park ready for Friday's Opening Ceremony. Although producers aim for the relay to continue as it has done over the past few week, being Billy Mitchell, it is highily unlikely to reflect the experience's of previous torch bearers!

Actor Perry Fenwick prepares for his live performance

Meanwhile, as Lola anxiously waits for Billy's big moment, she's about to have a little surprise of her own...The scenes running up to the Olympic Torch Relay have been filmed in advance but Billy's procession past iconic Albert Square locations, and Lola giving birth, will be live on your screens.

Lola gives birth LIVE!

EastEnders airs tonight 8-8:30pm, with the special episode beginning at 9pm.