Mayor asks BBC to put Olympic Stadium on EastEnders map

THE Mayor of Newham has written to the BBC Director-General asking for new opening titles to EastEnders.

Sir Robin Wales raised the point that the long-running soap’s opening - scanning across a map of east London - fails to take account of the rapid changes in its landscape.

It is understood the BBC has no plans to update the map with new landmarks such as the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome or Westfield Shopping CentreThere are already omissions of recently-built sites such as the ExCel exhibtion centre.

In a letter to BBC Director General Mark Thompson, Sir Robin, said: “I would ask that you intervene to ensure that as the Olympic broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics, the BBC helps to support our regeneration efforts as we look to ensure they inspire people in Newham, across London and beyond.

“I trust therefore that you will help ensure that the Olympic Stadium and other iconic symbols of East End regeneration are put firmly - and rightly - on the map.”