EastEnders: See spoiler clip of Billy Mitchell’s star studded Olympic Nightmare red button special!
As fans of EastEnders will most likely know, Billy Mitchell has been chosen to run with the Olympic Torch through Walford, but of course, nothing ever, but ever, goes right for Billy and this big event will be no different…
However, on Monday 16th July, after the show’s regular episode, we’ll get to see what up cocks Billy encounters via the Red Button and on BBC iPlayer. And it promises to be a star studded Red Button special, with appearances from comedian Omid Djalili as “cheeky cab driver Hercules” and sporting super heroes Dame Kelly Holmes and Tessa Sanderson.
Also starring in the bonus footage are Matt Baker and Alex Jones who are set to help hapless Billy make it to Wembley with the torch.
Of the run, Perry said, “Like Billy, I am also terrified at what might go wrong as I carry the Olympic torch though Albert Square…”
He added, “Filming this was like a dress rehearsal of my worst nightmare! It was strange filming at West Ham as again, like Billy, I feel it’s my home.
“I’m over the moon to be carrying the torch through Walford, and working with the likes of Dame Kelly Holmes has made me even more excited to do so!”
In addition to the special episode on – as mentioned above – BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer straight after EastEnders on Monday 16th July, on the following Monday, 23rd July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay procession will make its way LIVE through Walford, led by Billy!
Here’s the trailer for Billy’s Olympic Nightmare: