Sir Paul to end London 2012 opening ceremony

Sir Paul Mccartney Sir Paul McCartney confirmed his participation in the Olympic ceremony

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Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed he will end the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games on July 27.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live he said "I've been booked," and added that he would be "closing the opening".

A total cast of 15,000 will take part in the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, to be watched by an estimated four billion people worldwide.

The full line-up of the opening ceremony is yet to be announced.

A performance by the former Beatle has long been rumoured, and in January he disclosed he was in talks about taking part.

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Sir Paul wrapped up the proceedings of Monday's star studded concert to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee , with a bass guitar specially made for the occasion.

The opening ceremony is intended as a celebration showcasing the best of the host nation.

The Beatles were declared the biggest-selling singles act since charts began 60 years ago in a new Radio 2 countdown this week.

Sir Paul told the BBC Radio 5 live Drive that "on certain occasions" he still gets nerves before performing.

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