EastEnders character Bill Mitchell lights Olympic torch
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Olympic flame takes Walford detour

23 July 2012 Last updated at 22:01 BST

The Olympic torch has visited the fictional London borough of Walford, appearing in a special live section of BBC soap EastEnders.

Viewers saw Billy Mitchell, played by Perry Fenwick, carry the torch past some of E20's most famous TV landmarks, including the Queen Vic pub.

Speaking ahead of the show, Fenwick said it was "quite terrifying".