The success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics is to be commemorated by the BBC1 soap EastEnders, in a specially filmed scene to be shown tomorrow night.
Jean, Tyler and Ray will talk about their love of Team GB and their pride as Londoners in a sequence that will be filmed tomorrow and edited into the episode shown later that day, at 7.30pm on BBC2.
EastEnders has already organised one high-profile endorsement of the Games. Last month the Olympic Torch relay passed through the fictional suburb of Walford – which, if it existed, would be right next to the Olympic Park. Billy Mitchell, played by Perry Fenwick, carried the torch in scenes that were shown live on BBC1.
EastEnders executive producer Lorraine Newman said: “Following EastEnders’ involvement with the Olympic Torch Relay, we are delighted to have the opportunity to reflect the current sentiment of the entire country. Team GB have made so many people truly proud to be British and we wish them continued success.”
Previous last-minute EastEnders scene additions have included Michael Jackson’s death, Barack Obama’s election as US President, British general elections, flowers being laid for victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, results of the England football team in international tournaments, and the death of the Queen Mother.