will-i-am carries Olympic Torch

will.i.am carrying the Olympic flame on the leg through Taunton Credit: PA

The Voice judge Will.i.am 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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