One of the perks of fame is being invited to experience cool things us mere mortals just dream about, such as running with the Olympic flame on its relay around UK and Ireland!
TV legend Bruce Forsyth was one of the final torch bearers. He carried the Olympic torch outside the BBC in White City, which was the site of the stadium that hosted the first London Games in 1908, and said he'd fulfilled a lifelong dream.
"I have been waiting for this for 84 years and I have finally done it, I have carried the Olympic torch. Today I did 300 metres but I could have done 1500 metres at a real good pace."
non british .... then non runners imo
not a racist thing by the way , just why on earth would you let non british run with the torch here
as for " celebrities "
jedward , dizzee rascal , will i am , patrick kielty , colin murray , kirsty gallacher james mcavoy , faith paloma and jamie oliver
jesus christ there must be more deserving people from members of the public or former british olympians/sportsmen/women than that lot
OMG ... How sodding annoying is this !
I'm not anti the Olympics, but I am anti big headed so called celebrities and foreigners taking over the torch bearing, which should have been for ' ordinary' Brits who have shown their dedication to a cause or overcome personal adversity.
Whoever permitted this to happen should be sacked now.
just go,s to show what the olympic organisers think of the general public people who have done good deeds struggled with dissabilities raised thousands for charities with no monitary rewards for themselfs
by giving the torch to so called celebs to boost thier inflated ego,s bow your heads in shame. why has,nt the media taken this up
HOW HAVE ACTORS AND MINOR CELEBRITIES EARNED THE RIGHT TO CARRY THE OLYMPIC TORCH. IN MY OPINION LOCAL HEROES ON ROUTE AND SPORTS PERSONALITIES SHOULD BE THE RIGHTFUL BEARERS OF THE TORCH
What a joke Britian is turning the Olympics into! Why are these celeb holding the torch? Using the Olympic torch to gain their own fame etc! Surely it should be the past olympians from the UK and people who have participated in chartiy events etc for the UK. Compare this to the other week where an Ex soldier who had severly disabling injuries bravely carried the torch.
This is the current country we are living in, fame hungry people who are spending above their means, bringing the finicial side of the country to its knees. So called celebs such as Jordan, a glamourised stripper with no real talent, Pete Andre the singer who cant sing!
Palmo Faith is a singer sort of actress wierdo what is she doing carrying the torch . . In hi heels! Theats it a bit of fame for her.
Will i am - he americian, so what has he got to do with the olympics in the UK
Lewis Hamilton - Grand prix driving is not an olympic sport, he doesnt live in the UK, to much tax!
Lord Coe should be embarrassed how they have turned this in to a media circus to help out celebs fame!
What a headline. Celebrities queue up!!!
How vain are these people?
Anything for a bit of limelight. How sad!!
Looks like anybody can be a torch bearer!
Are we short of sports people in this country?
Agree with you all why have these so called celebs carry the torch.it justs gives them free publicity.
i could go on but will lose my rag. all of you have made my point.the games are a farce.and Seb Coe tried to stop people wearing gear which might of clashed with the sponsors IE wearing pepsi cola
shirt instead of coca cola one F$%*ing crazy
BUT WE HAVE WORST TO COME "THE SPICE GIRLS"
This olympic games is ending up as a very expensive farce and publicity stunt for the taxpayer so these publicity seeking morons called celebrities get more free publicity. There are far more deserving BRITISH people who would have been honoured to have carried the torch, but what do we get, the likes of Will i am, an american rapper and black eyed peas front man, who had no respect for the torch and what it represents, was more interested in his bloody phone and his fan club, pity the prat didn't fall over and break his disrespectful neck, he is a disgrace, and should be made to apologise. Its a disgrace to athletes past and present and genuine BRITISH un sung heroes that should have been asked to do the honour, not overpaid publicity seekers.