We have to say a big thank-you to you all for your suggestions - some serious, some less so - for candidates to light the Olympic flame.
We were so inundated with options that we thought we ought to present another selection of the names in the frame.
Together with our original list, there's quite a selection of possibilities open to Lord Coe and his colleagues at the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
The list is in the post to Seb as we speak...
robbie.willison tips the newest member of the royal family to do the honours. Hard to imagine many more popular people in the UK and worldwide at the moment, but Kate's lack of sporting background really ought to count against her in this category at least.
Sir Roger Bannister
"Sir Roger Bannister, a great athlete from an era with no celebrity
worship and over hyped light-weights like Beckham." peterjbrennan130 is
one of several of you to suggest the Doctor, who broke that famed
landmark in 1954 of the four-minute mile. Now 82, Sir Roger embodies a
classic legacy of British sport.
"David Tennant. He's already technically done it!" The_acoustic_girl is
not the only person to pitch for Doctor Who to get the nod for 2012 -
mainly on the grounds that the Timelord has already done the task in a
previous episode of the long-running show. But since he's already done
it, why not hand the responsibility to someone else? Plus, he's
Dame Kelly Holmes
"I think it should be Dame Kelly Holmes, an athletics icon. She has
always represented this country with pride and still works hard to
promote the sport." Anneathol argues for Holmes, who had to
wait until the age of 34 before winning a first major gold medal - and
managed to do it twice in a week at the Athens Olympics. Holmes's army
background and charity work make her a great candidate for the best of
"It should be Britain's greatest Olympian. If it's down to most medals,
(11G, 5S, 1B), and pursuing the Olympic philosophy, then Baroness Tanni
Grey Thompson can be the only choice." darryl.oliver makes a strong case
for the Baroness - who won a clutch of Olympic medals from Seoul in 1988
to Athens in 2004 in events ranging from 100m to 800m - and in the
meantime managed the not-unimpressive feat of winning the London
marathon six times.
"Why is Tom Daley not on this list?" Kavya1311 - Well, now he is, Kavya.
Daley was a star in Beijing, competing as a 14-year-old, and will be a
medal candidate come the London Olympics. Bound to be a hit with the
watching audience, and will hardly be able to escape the media
attention, torch or no torch.
"Paula Radcliffe: maybe not - she'd pull out before she got there." Davebennett, you're cruel. But could Paula, who was tipped to be the star of several Olympic Games only to have her dreams dashed by injuries at just the wrong times, finally get the starring role at the opening ceremony?