Finally the plane arrived, to the sound of cheering, singing, and clicking of photographers.
The steps were in place and Sylvia began to make her way down where I waited with Simon Clegg, Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association.
Held the lamp
Immediately behind Sylvia was a gentleman carrying the Olympic torch, a paraffin lantern.
It was then handed over to Sylvia and as she began to walk back along the red carpet I joined her and we held the lamp together.
This was a moment I will never forget, the crowds were cheering, Laurence was singing, cameras were everywhere and the torch was arriving in Britain and here I was - greeting it and reporting for Newsround!
We continued the experience in the afternoon, meeting up with Sally Gunnell at Oxford Street and going round on an open-top bus.
I met other sports personalities, as well as a lot of press people and news writers.
The whole of London seemed to be out to welcome the torch to this country.
This gave me a sense of how very important it is to support the Olympic games.
And for all countries to unite in competing together and to give up war for the period that the games are on."
Liam, 12, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
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