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Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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Games' opening ceremony raises £2.5m for Unicef

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games has raised around £2.5million for children's charity Unicef.

The donations were made during the show following an appeal by Scottish actor James McAvoy and cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy.

James McAvoy and Sir Chris Hoy at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Credit: PA

McAvoy, from Glasgow, said: ''This has never been done before - this many people in a single moment all coming together to make a life-saving difference to millions of children.''

Sir Chris added: ''Let's make history together.''

Early figures showed that over 500,000 Brits had donated by text within an hour, Unicef said.

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