TV REPLAY: EastEnders' Billy Mitchell Carries The Olympic Torch Through Albert Square

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Out of all the thousands of people carrying the Olympic torch on its relay through the country, one of the most highly-anticipated, and prone to potential disaster, went off without a hitch last night.

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It was a big day for Billy Mitchell

EastEnders stalwart Billy Mitchell ran with the torch through Albert Square - in a special live version of the soap - as Lola gave birth on the kitchen floor.

WATCH BILLY IN ACTION ABOVE - HE GETS THE TORCH AT ABOUT 2:15 MINUTES FROM THE START OF THE FOOTAGE.

And he still managed to get to the side of his grand-daughter Lola, in time to support her giving birth. So, all in all, it was a big day for Billy, and the Olympic Torch was safely despatched onwards to its next, real-life, destination of Kingston-upon-Thames.

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