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Rehearsals for tonight's LIVE INSERT!

Charlotte | 12:15 UK time, Monday, 23 July 2012

Rehearsals have been underway all weekend ahead of tonight's LIVE INSERT!

After weeks of planning, EastEnders will tonight welcome the Olympic torch where, in the capable hands of Billy Mitchell, it will continue its journey past some of The Square's most iconic landmarks  - including The Queen Vic.

Lola Pearce will also give birth during this live insert...no pressure then! 

All the stops are being pulled out for the live broadcast, and to make sure the event fits in with all of the other torch relays throughout the country, EastEnders are getting a huge cast and crew in to mark the occasion.

There will be 31 regular cast members involved and at least 450 supporting artists taking part, who will all be cheering Billy on during his big Olympic moment!

What's more, there will be 19 cameras on the Square to capture every memorable historic moment. You're not going to miss a single bit of the action!

Talking of his upcoming relay, Perry Fenwick, aka, Billy said "Summer arrives just in time for me to complete my 24th circuit of Albert Square and I'm sweltering! On the plus side, I'm starting to see abs, have buns of steel - and the show is looking good too!"


EastEnders is on tonight at 8:00-8:30pm and then again, with live insert, at 9:00-9:30pm.



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