Bernie was nominated by a colleague without his knowledge and found out last year that he will carrying the torch.
It really came as a big shock.. I’ll be carrying it on Edge Lane in to Liverpool which will be a wonderful occasion for me and every person who’s supported me over 30 years. – Torchbearer Bernie Hollywood
He was speaking to presenter Steve Evans, who was nominated himself to carry the torch. Whilst Steve wasn’t shortlisted, he will be a special ambassador at London 2012.
After Friday’s event, Bernie will keep his own torch and take it into schools to inspire youngsters.