Survivor of the 7/7 London bombings Lisa French said she is “honoured” to carry the Olympic Torch as it passes through the North East.
The 37-year-old, from Longbenton, North Tyneside, will carry the iconic flame through Amble on Friday, June 15.
Ms French boarded the number 30 bus as teenage terrorist Hasib Hussain also made his way on board on July 7, 2005.
Both Hussain and Ms French sat on the top deck. Moments later, Hussain detonated his homemade device, killing 13 passengers.
Ms French survived, suffering severely damaged ear drums and shattered front teeth.
Map: Follow the route across Tyne and Wear and meet the torch bearers
Since the blast Ms French has raised thousands for peace charities.
She is among 8,000 inspirational people selected to become torchbearers nationwide.
The torch arrives in Tyne and Wear on Friday, when it comes to Whitley Bay from Blyth.
It then passes through Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields, Howdon and Wallsend before being carried into Newcastle for an evening of celebrations to mark its arrival in the region.
The next day it goes through Gateshead, South Shields, Whitburn, Sunderland, Low Fell & Chowdene and finally Blaydon before heading out to Prudhoe.
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