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The Olympic Torch leaves the region later after three days of celebrations.
Pop star Will.I.Am was the surprise guest carrier in Taunton last night. This morning the flame's going to Yeovil en route to Bath and Bristol. Keep up to date with our street-by-street guide.
It's been a star studded evening of celebrations as the Olympic torch made its way to Taunton. Black Eyed Peas star, Will.i.am, was named as a last minute torchbearer as thousands looked on. He was joined by Somerset Cricket celebrity Marcus Trescothick and other local heros.
'The Voice' and Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am is expected to carry the Olympic torch through Taunton town centre this evening as part of relay celebrations in the Westcountry.
John Saunders is a torchbearer in Folly Gate near Okehampton.
He has Motor Neurone Disease but is determined to make the most of his remaning life and has worked actively with the Motor Neurone Disease Association, not just to raise awareness but also to offer help and encouragement to other sufferers.
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As the Olympic torch made its way to Taunton, Will.i.am, was named as a last minute torchbearer as thousands looked on.
Torchbearers have been cashing in on their torches and selling them for thousands of pounds. Sophia Cowburn's bid has exceeded £60,000.