Becks' role in opening ceremony

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, David Beckham has revealed he has been given a "small role" in the 2012 opening ceremony on Friday. He has said he will not take part in the Olympic Torch relay but will take his children to some of the events

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Beckham 'could kick off Olympics with flaming football'

According to the Daily Star, David Beckham is rumoured to be lighting up tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony with the help of a flaming football.

David Beckham Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The football star has confirmed he will play a part in the 2012 curtain-raiser. And rumours are circulating that Beckham will perform some of his trademark skills with a lit ball.