VIDEO Olympic Torch Live: Torch fever hits Mansfield

THE crowds were out in force in Mansfield on Thursday afternoon as the iconic Olympic Torch passed through the town centre.

The rain just about held off for the Torch bearers as they made their way along West Gate into the Market Place before heading to Church Street.

Shop staff took advantage of upstairs rooms to get a better view while people lined the streets with Union Jack flags and the excitement grew to fever pitch when the Torch finally arrived.

Chad reporters Catherine Allen and Helen Beighton were amongst the crowds to ask everyone what they thought of the event.