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Matt Smith With Olympic Torch Video + Pictures

Matt Smith With Olympic Torch Video + Pictures

Unfortunately the Live Camera did not follow the start of the run in Cardiff

Great Video courtesy of Ood Sigma…

BBC News clip…

Pictures courtesy of Jamie (OodSigma)…

Picture from the BBC twitter page.

From The BBC Official site…

We can confirm that Matt Smith will be part of the relay team carrying the iconic Olympic Torch during its journey from the Temple of Hera to London’s Olympic Stadium.

Matt has been given the honour of being named the lead runner for Saturday, 26 May. This means he is the first to carry the Torch on that day and will convey the Olympic Flame through part of Cardiff, close to BBC Wales’ Roath Lock Studios – the home of Doctor Who.

Matt was delighted to take part in this world-famous tradition. ‘To carry the Torch is an honour, one I thought I’d never get,’ he told us, adding, ‘I’m very excited!’

The traditional lighting ceremony took place in Olympia, Greece on 10 May, 2012 and the Torch arrived in Britain nine days later. The UK leg of its journey began in Land’s End and it will blaze into Wales later today.

Matt’s run will begin at approximately 6.20am by the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff (details below). He will wear the official Torch Bearer uniform and carry the Flame for a short leg of the journey before handing it to the next runner on the steps of the Senedd, often known as the Welsh Assembly Building.

If you can make it to Cardiff to cheer Matt on, we’ll hopefully see you on Saturday morning as we’ll be there, covering the whole event.

The Flame will eventually reach the Olympic Stadium where it will light a cauldron symbolising the start of the Games. The BBC’s Olympic site has a wealth of material about the Torch, both in terms of history and its road to the 2012 Games. You can also visit the site to see Matt’s leg of the journey streamed live on Saturday morning.

Matt’s part of the relay begins at approximately 6.20am on Saturday, 26 May at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA. He will hand over the Olympic Flame at the Senedd, National Assembly Building, Cardiff, CF99 1NA.

We hope to see you for this moment of history in the making.

You can follow events on the BBC Olympic Site. Most Torch bearers can be seen live via the BBC Torchcam on the BBC site.

Estimated arrival times

06:29 Cardiff Bay (Matt Smith to start relay according to Doctor Who Twitter feed)
06:35 Bute Place
06:37 James Street
06:41 Clarence Road (A4119)
06:43 Corporation Road (A4119)
06:51 Penarth Road (A4160)



  • Dalek Sec

    June 6th, 2012 - 11:22am

    I JUST WATCHED FEAR HER! The funny thing was it was on ABC 2. Nice Pictures BTW Ood Sigma!

  • Fox Muldor

    June 2nd, 2012 - 5:51am

    “Fear Her” was Right, The Doctor Did Carry the olympic Flame 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 30th, 2012 - 9:04pm

    the torch is goin through birkenhead park wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!


    May 27th, 2012 - 9:19pm

    Steven Moffat just got a BAFTA and Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch presented it to him. They showed lots of clips of Doctor Who from Eccleston, Tennant and Smith episodes plus some Sherlock clips.

    Well done Mr Moffat,
    You deserve it.

  • tardisnt

    May 27th, 2012 - 10:45am

    im gonna stay home from school when the olympic torch comes through basingstoke 😀

  • georgia-doctor

    May 27th, 2012 - 10:25am

    god hes handsome

  • The Stetson of Chaos

    May 27th, 2012 - 9:48am

    Yeah! Well done Matt! 😀

  • Sebatron

    May 27th, 2012 - 1:26am

    What a lucky torch!!!

  • Bow tie + Fez=cool

    May 26th, 2012 - 4:26pm

    I was there it was really cool because he was right in front of me (-:

  • booboo

    May 26th, 2012 - 2:17pm

    i know, it s a standard design for all BBC sites now heavily based around iplayer

  • Mumble5557

    May 26th, 2012 - 2:13pm

    Booboo the BBC have redone the official site

  • Bob

    May 26th, 2012 - 10:30am

    Great pics and videos

  • David

    May 26th, 2012 - 10:30am


  • booboo

    May 26th, 2012 - 9:40am

    seems like part of his run was pedestrianised so the coaches and cameras couldn’t go there, shame but there are plenty of videos now

  • matt smithy

    May 26th, 2012 - 9:39am

    great job ood sigma. I stayed up to see it D: WHY BBC WHY!?

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    May 26th, 2012 - 8:49am

    Great photos and video Jamie (OodSigma). Matt looks so thrilled to be part of the event. Well done Matt! 🙂

  • Jamie (OodSigma)

    May 26th, 2012 - 8:26am

    Ah yes! I see it now! Awesome. 🙂

  • booboo

    May 26th, 2012 - 8:16am

    yes we did it its on the site, your picture of Matt Smith with his hand up look like he’s regenerating is being viewed by 1000’s

  • Jamie (OodSigma)

    May 26th, 2012 - 8:14am

    @booboo, No problem glad you could use them! Could you not get the video to turn around? Yeah sorry about that, I couldnt manage it either. I guess it is possible but neither of us have the software!

    @Luke, Thanks glad you like them! I thought the exact same thing about the number! lol 😀

  • UDWF1

    May 26th, 2012 - 8:05am

    Just got back from the event. Got up super early for it, but it was worth it! Now going to brag to all my mates who are watching it in the lcoal town 😛

  • Luke

    May 26th, 2012 - 7:59am

    Great photos OodSigma! Shame his number wasn’t 011 😛

  • booboo

    May 26th, 2012 - 7:50am

    got them,great photos, looks like he is starting to regenerate in the bottom one real shame about the video it looked brilliant

  • Jamie (OodSigma)

    May 26th, 2012 - 7:28am

    I just emailed them to you! I had a bit of trouble with them so hopefully you got them ok! 😀

  • booboo

    May 26th, 2012 - 7:09am

    ok that would be good [email protected]

  • Jamie (OodSigma)

    May 26th, 2012 - 7:08am

    BooBoo I was right their at the start and got some good photos and a video. Would you like to use them on the site? I could email them to you? 🙂

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