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will-i-am carries Olympic Torch carrying the Olympic flame on the leg through Taunton Credit: PA

The Voice judge carried the Olympic Torch today.

The Black Eyed Peas star was cheered on by thousands of people as he ran through Taunton carrying the flame.

The US-born music producer was a surprise addition to the line-up on day three of the relay.

The 37-year-old looked at ease in the warm weather as he jogged through the Somerset town centre.

The Metropolitan Police Torch Security Team, which runs alongside the torchbearer, kept a watchful eye on the cheering crowd.

Speaking after his run, the music star said: "That was like a surreal moment."

"I remember in 1984 the Olympics in Los Angeles, me being a little Will watching it on TV wishing I could be at the Olympic Games."

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