OLYMPIC TORCH: 1.30 Sue gets ready for torch run

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TORCHBEARER Sue O’Hara has arrived on the Olympic torch route and admitted she is “very nervous”.

Sue, who is running with the torch from Enys Road to Upper Avenue this afternoon, spoke at a charity garden party in Kings Drive at the start of the torch route through Eastbourne.

The party has been organised by the Carol and Geoff Brain, whose daughter Sarah was friends with Tuesday O’Hara, Sue’s daughter who lost her fight with leukaemia.

Sue, who arrived at the garden party at 12.30pm decked out in her torchbearer’s white tracksuit, said she had had very little sleep since Sunday and was very nervous.

“I am looking forward to it but am nervous,” she said.

Sue said the highlight of her day so far had been being interviewed by Gethin Jones for the ITV Daybreak programme, which was broadcast from Eastbourne seafront this morning.

Also interviewed on this morning’s programme was Eastbourne scouting stalwart Sue Barber, who will be carrying the torch from Kings Drive to the bottom of Prideaux Road. Sue had to rush home and wash her tracksuit after a seagull left an unpleasant deposit on her top.