Call me a killjoy, but I’m now tired of torch-related news

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You haven’t been able to turn on the television lately without seeing some news item about the Olympic torch.

Call me a killjoy, but quite frankly I’m bored of it! I have absolutely no interest in seeing clip after clip of people cheering and waving flags.

Quite why people would want to line the streets in the pouring rain and cheer something that amounts to nothing more than a giant lighter is beyond me.

I know a lot of the torch bearers have been chosen for some reason or another, but you can’t tell me the crowds are cheering them.

Every week there are people with heartwarming or hard luck stories running for various charities and you don’t see 65,000 people cramming on to Southsea Common to see them!