Doctor Who star Smith takes flame
Dr Who star Matt Smith hot footed it around Cardiff Bay carrying the Olympic flame on its latest leg in Wales.
Despite an early start the Time Lord was greeted by a crowd of more than 1,000 and said the honour was so great he would do it in his undies.
"I would do it in my underpants. It's the Olympic torch. I would probably get a bigger crowd for that," he joked.
If Smith's brief run from the bay's historic Norwegian church looked familiar it was not a case of deja-vu.
In a previous life the Doctor himself, then played by David Tennant, went forward in time and carried the Olympic torch in London in 2012.
His ambition was simply to ensure a successful start to the torch's first full day in Wales.
"I don't even know where I am running to. I try and run in a straight line," he said before setting off.
He also said he was surprised at the size of the crowd that turned out.
"I feel immensely privileged. The torch and the idea of the torch has been around a long time." Of the Olympics he said: "I think it is so dramatic and it's wonderful for London and it's wonderful for Great Britain.
"I think that they have done a great job, Seb Coe and his team."