22/05/2012 03:10 BST | Updated 22/05/2012 05:54 BST

Will.I.Am Carries Olympic Flame (PICTURES)

The Voice judge and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am carried the Olympic flame during the procession in Somerset - even managing to sneak in a moonwalk.

The star was cheered on by thousands of people as he trotted through Taunton carrying the torch, occasionally breaking into a half-hearted run. The US-born music producer was a surprise addition to the line-up on day three of the relay. He told the BBC: "This feels like a dream. It's something that you always saw on TV growing up and to be here today in the UK, it's great."

Will.I.Am hadn't seemed to have learned his lesson from The Voice, as he appeared to be texting during the relay.