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'EastEnders' to film bonus Team GB Olympics scene

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EastEnders bosses have announced plans to reference Team GB's Olympic success in Tuesday night's episode of the soap.

A special scene will be filmed tomorrow (August 7) celebrating the recent achievements of British Olympians, before being slotted in for broadcast later in the evening.

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The scene in question will feature Jean Slater (Gillian Wright), Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) and Ray Dixon (Chucky Venn) as they praise Team GB and discuss how proud they feel to be living in London.

Today's news comes a fortnight after EastEnders marked the Olympics with special live scenes showing Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) carrying the Olympic torch.

EastEnders' executive producer Lorraine Newman commented: "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 references to Michael Jackson's death, Obama's Presidency and the 2010 general election. Footage of the Royal Wedding was also included in an episode last year, just hours after the ceremony had taken place.

EastEnders will air the Team GB scene tomorrow (August 7) at 7.30pm on BBC Two. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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