VIDEO: Phillips Idowu takes Olympic Torch to Westfield Stratford

Olympic hopeful Phillips Idowu said he felt “emotional” after carrying the Olympic Torch in east London.

The triple jumper, who won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, carried the Flame to Westfield Stratford, where a crowd of people chanted his name.

You can see the reaction to Idowu by viewing the video on this page.

Idowu, who was born in Hackney, told the crowd: “You guys have done me really proud thanks for coming out. Hopefully in a couple of weeks time I can make you guys proud.”