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Lance Armstrong goes up in smoke

Lance Armstrong goes up in flames Credit: ITV Meridian

A nine metre effigy of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong has gone up in flames at a firework display in Kent.

The model of Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences, was torched in Edenbridge.

Thousands of people watched the event this evening.

Bye be Lance Armstrong Credit: ITV Meridian

Each year a celebrity who has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons is chosen as the effigy and becomes the bonfire guy.

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Lance Armstrong effigy to go up in smoke

This year's Edenbridge effigy Credit: ITV Meridian

A nine metre model of the American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences, will go up in flames in Edenbridge. Thousands of people are due at the event this evening.

Take a look at our Edenbridge effigy hall of fame:

Cherie Blair 2007 Credit: ITV Meridian
Jonathan Ross 2008 Credit: ITV Meridian
Katie Price 2009 Credit: ITV Meridian
Wayne Rooney 2010 Credit: ITV Meridian
Mario Balotelli 2011 Credit: ITV Meridian