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Spice Girls snapped in rehearsals for closing ceremony

The Spice Girls have been photographed at what appears to be rehearsals for the closing ceremony. Photo: Press Association

Rumours the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closingceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparently rehearsing forSunday's extravaganza, alongside a host of other British acts.

All five members of the pop group, who shot to global fame in the mid-1990s, were spotted clasping microphones as they stood on top of traditional London taxis during the practice session.

Other stars snapped by The Sun during the rehearsals at the Ford car plant in Dagenham were Brian May, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah and George Michael, who has already revealed, via Twitter, he is to perform.

Jessie J. Credit: Press Association

David Arnold, the closing ceremony's musical director, has said the Olympic Stadium spectacle, which is expected to be watched by millions, will reflect the nation as a whole.

The composer, who has written music for Bond films and the hit BBC show Sherlock, added that it would be based around 30 classic pieces of British music.

George Michael has revealed he is set to perform at the closing ceremony. Credit: Press Association

Take That have been widely tipped to appear, although singer Gary Barlow's presence is in doubt after his daughter Poppy was stillborn.

It is also reported the event will feature models of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral.

Annie Lennox performing at the Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Press Association

Arnold said: "We're trying to have moments where someone from the Cotswolds watching it on TV and someone from a tower block overlooking it in the East End will be able to find something in it of which they can say, 'That's us, really that's Britain'."

The Pet Shop Boys are expected to be part of the closing ceremony line-up. Credit: Press Association

He has also described the event to The Telegraph as "cheeky, cheesy and thrilling" adding that "If the Opening Ceremony was the wedding, then we’re the wedding reception."