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 raises almost £5 million for Unicef charity

Almost £5 million has been raised for the children's charity Unicef as a result of the Commonwealth Games.

James McAvoy (left) and Sir Chris Hoy (centre) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Credit: PA

A live appeal by the actor James McAvoy and Olympian Chris Hoy during the opening ceremony got the ball rolling with almost £3.7 million donated.

A further £1.2 million was raised through the partnership between Unicef, Glasgow 2014 and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) before the Games, with the remainder coming from continued fundraising throughout 11 days of competition.

The charity said the money will allow them to achieve the ambition of reaching every child in every Commonwealth country in a range of ways, including using sport and education in Malawi to engage with young people and help reduce HIV infection.

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