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Essex: Jamie Takes Torch Past Old School
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver smiled through the rain as he helped the Olympic torch on its way through Essex.
The 37-year-old champion of healthy eating for children carried the flame through Newport - the village where he went to school - on day 50 of the relay and the second day of its journey through Essex.
Watched by his wife Jools and family, he said: "I can't believe how much it's raining but it's great to be here in my old town and this is a real privilege.
"I'll run past my old school and finish at the pub where, to be honest, I'd like to be right now."
Oliver lives in nearby Clavering with his wife Jules, daughters Poppy, Daisy and Petal, and son Buddy, while his parents own a pub and restaurant nearby.
He studied at Newport Free Grammar School.
A spokesman for Samsung, who invited Oliver to take part, said: "He is an inspirational figure and has put forward many deserving youngsters himself, who have now become and are set to become torchbearers elsewhere in the UK."
The Olympic torch was behind schedule after being delayed by a road accident.
The relay convoy was delayed by about 15 minutes after a crash between two motorbikes which were travelling in the opposite direction as the convoy passed Chelmsford.
A spokesman for Essex Police said the torch was continuing on its journey following the accident on the A414 near Hylands Park, at 7.40am.
The man and woman involved in the crash were taken to hospital with suspected broken bones.
The relay also took to the water today - first on a white water raft at the Lee Valley Games Venue at Waltham Cross.
It was taken for a ride on the venue's slalom course by British junior team canoeist Zachary Franklin, 20.
The Torch has now left Essex, heading towards Cambridge.
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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