SINGING superstar Cliff Richard will carry the Olympic flame through the streets of Birmingham later this month, the Mail can reveal.
Die-hard fans will be out in force when the Peter Pan of pop swaps his microphone for a torch when the Olympic relay comes to the Second City on June 30.
Relay organisers have confirmed the 71-year-old will carry the torch shortly before 8pm as the relay makes its way to an evening celebration at Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston.
And vowing to welcome the Summer Holiday star to the city will be devoted members of the Birmingham branch of the Cliff Richard fan club.
Fan club member Pat Denton predicted Cliff fans will “line the streets” for what will be a golden opportunity to see their idol in the flesh.
“I think it’s fantastic news,” the 63-year-old said.
“Birmingham is one of Cliff’s biggest fan bases, it has his biggest fan club by far so there will be lots and lots of people coming out to cheer him on.
“I’ve been a fan since my dad bought me a copy of Living Doll when I was nine.”
The torch relay will be arriving in Birmingham shortly before 7pm on Saturday June 30, where it will follow a route through the city centre and out towards Edgbaston.
The flame will remain overnight in the city and head back towards Victoria Square and along Colmore Row on Sunday morning before making its way to Solihull.