LONDON — The morning of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony was welcomed with a coordinated, nationwide celebration that featured everyone from children to Big Ben ringing bells for three minutes.
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Jeremy Hunt is the secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport in the U.K., and a member of Parliament. Standing on the HMS Belfast, he decided to ring in the London Games as well … and nearly smacked a nearby woman with a flying bell:
"OK there we are …"
Writing later on Twitter, Mr Hunt said: "Oops bell broke taking part in Martin Creed's ringing in of the Games...no one hurt but classic #twentytwelve moment."
He told BBC News he was a "big fan" of BBC comedy Twenty Twelve, a satire about Olympic games organisers, and "I now have my very own Twenty Twelve moment".
"It was a clanger, if you'll forgive the pun," he added.
Here's the disco remix:
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