London 2012: EastEnders titles recognise Olympic transformation

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EastEnders opening titles

The transformation of Stratford in east London, ready for the 2012 Olympics, has been recognised in the opening titles of the BBC soap EastEnders.

The new graphics, which show the Olympic Park, including the stadium, will be first aired on New Year's Day.

The programme will also be the final episode for long-serving cast member Pam St Clement, who plays Pat Evans.

An EastEnders spokesperson said the new titles would welcome in what will be a "truly remarkable New Year in E20".

"As we say farewell to a legend of over 26 years we welcome in what will be a truly remarkable New Year in E20 by adding the Olympic Village into the opening title sequence," the spokesperson said.

St Clement has played Pat Evans, formerly Butcher, since 1986, a year after the BBC One soap launched.

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