James Cracknell won two Olympic Gold Medals and six World Championship titles during his rowing career, but today he added another accolade - carrying the Torch through Kingston-upon-Thames in south-west London.
Afterwards he spoke about Olympic spirit, his family and shared his predictions for this years rowing team.
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.