2012 london olympics

See Ten of the London Olympics’ Eclectic Celebrity Torchbearers

Torchbearer 098 Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders carry the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Lambeth (London Borough) and Kensington and Chelsea (Royal London Borough)
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As far as we’re aware, James Bond is the only British person who runs on a regular basis, but over the past few months, many more of the United Kingdom’s best, brightest, and most famous were drafted to jog with the torch as a prelude to London’s 2012 Summer Olympics. It was an honor bestowed on … a very eclectic group of celebrities. Seeing is believing, so click on through to see who played torchbearer (and whether we thought they deserved to).

Ten of the London Olympics’ Celeb Torchbearers