Chef Jamie Oliver was joined by three other torchbearers in Newport as the relay concluded its two-day journey across Essex.
The Olympic Torch Relay In Essex
The Olympic Torch arrived in Essex on day 49 of the relay - Friday 6th July. Arriving in Colchester in the early hours, the relay visited many towns, villages and two Olympic venues in Essex before leaving the county via Newport in the early afternoon of Saturday 7th July.
The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of either the torchbearers or the thousands of people who turned out to show their support.
Take a look back through the pictures from two historic days in Essex and East Herts.
The Torch headed through Bishop's Stortford onto Stansted Mountfitchet.
The Olympic Torch continued through Hertford and Ware in East Hertfordshire as Day 50 of its relay continued.
The Olympic Torch continued its journey on water at the Lee Valley White Water Centre on the Essex/Herts border.
The Olympic Torch continued its journey on Saturday through Harlow and onto Waltham Abbey.
See pictures from day two of the Essex leg of the Olympic Torch Relay - which started on Saturday morning in Chelmsford.
See pictures as the Olympic Torch arrived at Hylands Park in Chelmsford at the end of its first day in Essex.
See pictures from Herongate and Brentwood as the Olympic Torch continued through Essex on Friday afternoon.
After leaving Basildon, the Olympic Torch Relay continued its journey across Essex - next stop Grays.
See pictures from Hadleigh Farm and Basildon as the Olympic Torch Relay continued its journey through Essex.
See the pictures from the Southend to Hadleigh leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.
See the pictures as the Olympic Torch Relay continued its journey through Essex from Rayleigh into Southend.
See pictures from the Olympic Torch Relay as it travelled through Colchester and onto Hatfield Peverel and Maldon on Day 49.
Thousands of people turned out in the drizzle to cheer on Southend's Torchbearers on Friday 6th July. Did we snap you?
Thousands turned out to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay as it arrived in Maldon on Friday 6th July. Did we snap you?
Thousands turned out to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay as it arrived in Colchester on Friday 6th July. Did we snap you?
Watch video interviews with some of the amazing people who carried the Olympic Torch through Essex and East Herts.
8,000 torch bearers carried the Torch over 8,000 miles in 70 days. See the highlights here.
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The Black Eyed Peas singer got his hands on the Torch in front of massive crowds on Day 3 of the Relay
The TV funny man kept his wrist bandage on while carrying the Torch..
The Queen's grand-daughter took to horseback for her part of the Relay
Football's man of the moment got to lift another trophy.
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