In numbers: Tonight’s live ‘EastEnders’ Olympic insert


Ahead of this evening’s second episode – in which () will run through Albert Square with the Olympic torch – we’ve put together some numbers about the live segment.

When it was announced the torch would be coming to Walford, London 2012 Chairman, Sebastian Coe, said: “The announcement is a great addition to the Olympic Torch Relay Route. I’m sure the people of Walford will now start planning their celebrations. Along with people right round the UK, the residents of Albert Square will be getting involved to make this their moment to shine.”

Take a look at the numbers below.

8 minutes

11 regular child actors

19 cameras

31 regular actors

450 extras

Watch a clip from the soap’s 25th Anniversary live episode below.


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