31 May 2012
Last updated at 20:23
Stoke City FC manager Tony Pulis was the first torchbearer of the day. He said: "Although I’m carrying the torch and I get the honour of doing that, I’m representing the players, the supporters and everybody connected with Stoke City Football Club.”
Shall we dance? Torchbearers Cyril Baker and Jazmin Sawyers only met on Thursday morning on the bus taking them to the relay but hit it off straight away and marked their "torch kiss" handover with this jig in the middle of the street in Congleton.
Hundreds of children lined the torch route in Congleton, some needing a little help to get a better view.
Comedian John Bishop was giving the task of taking the flame up the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank.
The comedian took the torch out onto the dish and climbed to the top of the radio telescope's antenna.
In Tatton Park, the torchbearer Michael Dooling was met by Chancellor of the Exchequer and local MP George Osborne.
The flame crossed the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Runcorn via the Silver Jubilee Bridge, which was opened in 1961, but widened and renamed to celebrate the royal anniversary in 1977.
The flame was carried in Warrington by 12-year-old Emily Woodward, before there was a lunch break in Orford Jubilee Park where crowds gathered in the rain.
The flame was then carried to Lowton, near Wigan, where Daniel Dawoud took his moment to shine.
As the torch passed through Wigan it was carried by TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher.
Boxing star Amir Khan followed in the footsteps of his childhood hero Muhammad Ali as he became an Olympic torchbearer in his home town of Bolton.
The 25-year-old former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion and Olympic silver medallist was cheered on by thousands of fans as he carried the flame through Bolton.
After lighting the Olympic flame at Bolton's Queen's Park he said: "I have grown up on these streets and that's what makes it so special, that this is the town where I was born."