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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  • 19. Brookside 1994: Beth and Margaret's lesbian kiss

  • 18. EastEnders 1998: Tiffany is run over and killed

  • 17. Coronation Street 1996: Raquel leaves the Street

  • 16. Emmerdale 2011: Aaron helps Jackson end his life

  • 12. EastEnders 2005: Den is murdered by Chrissie

  • 15. Coronation Street 2006: Mike Baldwin dies

  • 14. EastEnders 2009: Sonia gives birth not knowing she's pregnant

  • 13. Emmerdale 2003: Chris poisons himself and then proceeds to frame Charity

  • 11. Hollyoaks 2008: Niall's explosive revenge on the McQueen family

  • 10. EastEnders 2007: Stacy and Max's affair is revealed

  • 9. Emmerdale 1997: Kim lets Frank die

  • 8. Coronation Street 2003: Tricky Dickie drives the Platts into the canal

  • 7. EastEnders 2009: Danielle dies in Ronnie's arms

  • 6. Brookside 1995: The body under the patio is dug

  • 5. Emmerdale 1993: The plane crash

  • 4. Coronation Street 1998: Deirdre is sent down

  • 3. EastEnders 2001: Kat tells Zoe she's her mum

  • 2. Coronation Street 2010: The tram crash

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