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Paul McCartney to close London Olympics

“I’ve been booked,” the former Beatle admitted today ahead of next month’s kick-off in London.

Paul McCartney at the sound check for the Diamond Jubilee concert today.
Paul McCartney at the sound check for the Diamond Jubilee concert today.
Image: (AP Photo / MJ Kim, MPL Communications)

PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he’ll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony.

Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations.

Today, he confirmed: “I’ve been booked.” He told BBC radio station 5 Live that he would be “closing the opening” of the games.

The lineup for the ceremony, overseen by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and themed “Isles of Wonder,” is a closely guarded secret, but many had suspected McCartney would be involved.

The Olympic Games take place from 27 July to 12 Aug.

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