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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Heston: 'I've got a proper lump in my throat'

Heston Blumenthal carries the Olympic Torch through Slough. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal carried the Olympic Torch through part of Slough.

He said: "I had no idea there were going to be this many people here. I've got a proper lump in my throat.

"The turnout is incredible. The energy - this is what the Olympics is all about."

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