Strictly Come Dancing stars dance with torch in Blackpool
22 June 2012 Last updated at 21:32 BST
Heavy rain and high winds momentarily put out the Olympic flame and forced Blackpool's evening celebration indoors as the torch relay reached its halfway point.
But thousands still turned out to cheer on the day's torchbearers before McFly's Harry Judd and dancer Aliona Vilani swept across the Blackpool Tower ballroom floor to light the cauldron.
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