Gary Lineker to carry Olympic torch

Gary Lineker will carry the Olympic torch through his home town Leicester today as the flame continues its journey around the country.

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Back from Ukraine to news I'm in Leicester for the Olympic torch relay at 5.30 am. Travel up tonight or kip with Mrs L and get up at 3?

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Anyone in Leicester interested in watching me carry the torch, then I'm sure you'll change your mind when I tell you it's 7.32 am.

The 51-year-old, who played for Leicester City Football Club between 1978 and 1985 and who was born in the city, will be among the first torchbearers on Day 46 of the relay.

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