The Olympics went out with a bang yesterday, thanks to a pretty cheesy but definitely spectacular closing ceremony.
Dancing, music and of course the extinguishing of the flame marked the end of the Games and put a tear in many a patriotic Englishman’s eye.
The festivities were opened by a ‘normal working day in London’, a huge display of iconic landmarks such as the Gherkin. Actor Timothy Spall even popped out of the top of Big Ben, taking on the role of Winston Churchill.
The music showcased the best of old and new, including the likes of the Petshop Boys, Emili Sande and Tinie Tempah.
They might not be an obvious choice for representing Britain’s musical greatness, but One Direction caused girls all around Britain to feel a little faint as they belted out their hit What Makes You Beautiful.
Muse added to the celebrations by performing the official Olympics song and Elbow rocked the crowd by singing anthems Open Arms and One Day Like This.
The Spice Girls also made a show-stopping comeback, reuniting Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Baby as they all danced around on top of sparkly London taxis. It was worth it, just to see Boris Johnson bopping along to it.
It’s undoubtedly been a brilliant few weeks for Britain and you can almost hear the collective sigh as everyone realises it’s back to standard daytime TV (Jeremy Kyle).
But the closing ceremony rounded off the Games in style and will be remembered as a huge success throughout the world. Yes, despite the fact One Direction performed.