Stoke manager Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride after being chosen to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of the city on Thursday.
This is an historic event for the whole of Britain and it is an immensely proud feeling to be able to say that you are carrying the Olympic torch as part of that build-up.
I am extremely honoured to be given the privilege of representing Stoke-on-Trent and to be among those offered this most prestigious of opportunities.
In a star-studded day for the Olympic Torch, the flame was carried by the captain of the Starship Enterprise and sport personalities alike.
The cast and crew of EastEnders are carrying out the final touches for tonight's Olympic Torch episode.
The Olympic Torch soared to new heights when it was taken to the top of the London Eye.