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Jet Pack Man takes Olympic torch

3 July 2012 Last updated at 12:22 BST

The torch began day 46 of its 70-day journey by being carried into the air by Jet Pack Man - stuntman Nick Macomber - at Leicester's National Space Centre.

Mr Macomber flew briefly with the torch before handing it over to the day's first torchbearer, Kevin Davies.

Afterwards, he spoke to East Midlands Today's Victoria Hicks.

Follow live coverage of the torch relay here.