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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Scottie dogs 'steal the show' at Commonwealth Games

The Scottie dogs which led each team out in the athletes' parade at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have sparked a Twitter frenzy.

Tweets praising the dogs, who wore jackets bearing the name of each country, flooded in from the likes of Scottish MP Jackie Baillie and Scot tennis star Andy Murray's mum Judy.

The dogs also prompted some Twitter banter, with Patrick McPartlin joking: "Impressed at how the man and the Scottie manage to get back round for each new country in time. Fair play to them."

Reports suggested the terriers were being 'recycled' backstage to walk for each one of the 71 countries competing and that there actually only 41 with some of them working a "double shift."

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