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Day 50 of the Olympic Torch relay

Flame gets closer to the capital Photo: ITN

It's day 50 of the epic Olympic Torch journey as the flame makes it ever closer to the capital with the Games just weeks away.

Excitement really has been building along the route.

Today the torch will travel 145 miles from Chelmsford to Cambridge.

On the way the flame will be carried through Harlow, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Stansted Mountfichet, Newport, Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

117 Torchbearers will help it on its way, including celebrated chef Jamie Oliver and Olympian Iwan Thomas.

Jamie Oliver will carry the Flame in Newport, Essex. He has been nominated for inspiring countless people to spend more time in the kitchen and to start growing their own food.

The London 2012 Torch Relay evening celebration will take place at Parkers Piece in Cambridge where Iwan Thomas will carry the flame on stage and light a celebration cauldron.

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