8,000 people were chosen to carry the Olympic torch in its journey from Land's End to the Olympic site. The torchbearers were given the option to keep the torch if they paid £215 for it. Now some, have started auctioning off their torches and cashing in thousands of pounds from it.
Sarah Milner Simonds is carrying the Olympic Torch in Dunster later this afternoon. She sold her torch for £153,100 last night for the charity, The Peoples Plot and has defended her decision to sell it.
Is it okay to sell the Torch for charity? Here are some comments from our viewers;