James McAvoy, Rupert Grint + More: 15 Celeb Torchbearers of the 2012 Olympics

To kick off the Olympics, here's a look at some of the celebrities and famous faces who bore the torch this year. From James McAvoy to Rupert Grint, it's a star-studded list!
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That’s right: Ab Fab’s Patsy and Edina were torchbearers on day 69. Squish squish, darling!

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5. Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint

Even better, the day before Patsy and Edina got to it, Ron Weasley took a turn with the torch. We think Harry would approve.

6. will.i.am


Given that usually torchbearers are from wherever they’re carrying the torch through, we’re not totally sure what will.i.am was doing with the thing in Taunton on day 3—but whatever the case, he made sure to document the occasion with his handy-dandy smartphone.

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