If you didn’t get to see it, on Saturday night FOX8 will screen the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics in HD, presented by Rove McManus, with commentary by Matt Shirvington, Tracey Holmes and Jason Dunstall.
Featuring more than 4100 performers, including 3500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs, the Closing Ceremony is a creative showcase that celebrates the UK’s most iconic superstars.
The breathtaking extravaganza features a mix of British music down the ages, curated by the ceremony’s musical director, David Arnold, and an unprecedented lineup of artists including The Who, Ray Davies, One Direction, Queen, Take That, George Michael, Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J, The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox, Fatboy Slim and The Spice Girls.
British comedy and fashion also play a part with appearances by some of the UK’s biggest supermodels including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell; a sketch from Russell Brand; Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason as Rodney and Del Boy; and Monty Python’s Eric Idle singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.
The London Olympics Closing Ceremony – A Symphony of Music will also features the emotional handover to the next Olympic host city Rio, with a mini carnivale of song and dance consisting of some 300 performers, including Brazilian pop singer Marisa Monte and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.
8:30pm Saturday FOX8.