One Direction and The Spice Girls set to wow the world at the Olympics closing ceremony tonight

At 9pm tonight the London 2012 Olympics will be going out in style as the best of British music from the last 50 years take to the stage for the Olympics closing ceremony.

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After Danny Boyle blew us away with his incredibly British opening ceremony two weeks ago, the closing ceremony has a lot to live up to.

Tonight will honour all the athletes who took part in the games but particularly Team GB's Olympic heroes, including Jessica Ennis, Tom Daley, Andy Murray and Mo Farrah after they did their country proud during the games.

What we know so far

Well, thanks to some recently leaked photographs and THAT not so subtle tweet of a microphone by one member of the band, it's fair to say that the cat is well and truly of the bag as to who is reforming for one night only.

Yes, The Spice Girls will be coming out of retirement for one last time- but will only be performing two of their hits. 'Wannabe' has already been confirmed as one while we will just have to wait and see tonight to find out the other.

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Other acts that have been spotted rehearsing for the event include Jessie J, Tinie Temper and Ed Sheeran.

Who we most excited to see

Aside from the obvious reunion of The Spice Girls there is one other British institution that we simply can't wait to see. According to reports, the cast of 'Only Fools and Horses' will be taking to the stage to act out some of the most iconic scenes from the beloved sitcom. If David Jason doesn't exclaim  "Rodney you plonker!" we'll eat out hat. If we were wearing one that is.

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Of course we also cannot wait to see One Direction perform tonight either. The band has been flying the flag for the UK across the globe after their phenomenal post X Factor success. Our only worry is that so far, we've not seen any evidence that the boys have been billed for tonight's show.

*fingers crossed*

Our Olympic highlights

The Olympics has been a truly amazing event that we will never forget. Moments such as seeing Jessica Ennis pick up her first ever gold medal for her phenomenal performance in the heptathlon has made the games all the more worthwhile.

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The games also brought us unlimited 'Middleton moments'. Turning up to what seemed like every event, the princess showed her support throughout the competition alongside hubby Wills.

And finally, if it weren't for the Olympic Games, we wouldn't have been able to ogle over this man.

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Thank you London 2012.