Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square

November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous sports event next year.

Several performers have been lined up to provide entertainment before, during and after the games which are held once every four years. The Olympic Torch as a tradition will go through all the major cities around the world. As the host city, London will be the last city where the iconic torch will tour just before the games.

EastEnders will air a special Olympic edition which will show Mitchell carrying the torch around the streets. The special Olympic edition of EastEnders will be shown on the 23rd of July.

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the London 2012 Games, Sebastian Coe, said that, “The announcement is a great addition to the Olympic Torch Relay Route. I’m sure the people of Walford will now start planning their celebrations. Along with people right round the UK, the residents of Albert Square will be getting involved to make this their moment to shine.”

Billy Mitchell is played by Perry Fenwick. The 49-year-old said he will be glad to have the torch in his hands.

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