With EastEnders being one of the most popular soaps on British TV and the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, it was only right that the iconic Olympic torch which has travelled the length and breath of the country, passed through Walford.
And who better to carry the torch than sweet natured Billy Mitchell, played by Perry Fenwick. Having expressed how nervous he was about carrying the torch down Bridge Street, past the Queen Victoria Pub and around the Square beforehand, the actor appeared to have lost his nerves when he started to run with the torch during the live segment of the soap.
As fans tuned into the soap to see Perry, they also took to Twitter to reveal what they thought of the live segment of the show. Impressed, one fan tweeted: "Omg that was so brilliant Billy Mitchell running with the Olympic torch then ending it w/ Lola to help deliver her baby #Eastenders fab! :')"
Admitting to getting emotional during the special episode, another fan wrote: "Umm..I just watched the Eastenders live Olympic torch ep.. And cried.. Could be the rum or the fact that Eastenders is the best soap ever!"
Even rapper Wiley tuned into the episode, tweeting: "Go on billy #eastenders olympic torch bizness..."
What did you think of the special Olympic episode last night?
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