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Olympic Torch gets Reggae Reggae flavour in Brixton

STRIKE A POSE: Brixton resident Des Smith celebrates the Olympic Torch passing through his area with Bolt's signature move

REGGAE REGGAE sauce king Levi Roots brought his own special spin to the torch relay in Brixton today.

The musician sent the crowd into a frenzy when he posed with the Olympic Torch at Windrush Square in Brixton, south west London, before serenading them with a song.

Celebrity chef Roots was was not an official torch bearer but hosted a morning of fun activities that followed the torch relay.

Earlier, delighted members of the public gathered in the streets bringing Brixton to a standstill.

One name that kept popping out of the crowd was Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Des Smith, who struck Bolt's famous lightning pose for The Voice said: “The 100m race will be really close. Every one will want to raise their game but it will only make Bolt achieve another record.”

Hundreds watched 14-year-old torchbearer Zoe Jones, a member of an Amnesty International, carry the flame through Camberwell, south east London.

Spectator Victoria Lucas spoke of her delight at seeing the torch in Brixton: “I feel very much part of it, seeing it pass through was a moment I will always cherish.”

The torch is on its 69th day travelled quickly from Camberwell to the constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood MP Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics minister who played massive contribution to bringing the Games to London.

She ran alongside other torchbearers. In total, a list of 16 people took turns to carry the flame through Brixton, with their ages ranging from 14 to 65.

Abbie Morris, Caroline Hopkins, Neil Robinson, Adbula Algurgi were a few of those who carried the torch before it arrived at central Brixton at 12.30pm.

It stopped briefly at Windrush Square before continuing along Acre Lane towards Clapham.

The crowd spent the rest of the day enjoying a mini carnival.

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