London 2012: Spice Girls Look Set To Reunite For Olympics Closing Ceremony Performance

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Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparently rehearsing for Sunday's extravaganza.

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The Spice Girls have been spotted getting it perfect in rehearsals in east London

All five members of the pop group, who shot to global fame in the mid-1990s, were spotted clasping microphones as they stood on top of traditional London taxis during the practice session.

Other stars snapped by The Sun during the rehearsals at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, east London, were Brian May, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah and George Michael, who has already revealed he is to perform. (Click here for pictures...)

And teen stars One Direction have also confirmed they'll be on stage, much to the delight of their young fans.

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The Spice Girls' latest reunion is eagerly awaited

David Arnold, the closing ceremony's musical director, has said the Olympic Stadium spectacle, which is expected to be watched by millions, will reflect the nation as a whole.

The composer, who has written music for Bond films and the hit BBC show Sherlock, added that it would be based around 30 classic pieces of British music.

Take That have been widely tipped to appear, although singer Gary Barlow's presence is in doubt after his daughter Poppy was stillborn.

It is also reported the event will feature models of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral.

Arnold said: "We're trying to have moments where someone from the Cotswolds watching it on TV and someone from a tower block overlooking it in the East End will be able to find something in it of which they can say, 'That's us, really that's Britain'."

David Arnold will have a lot to live up to, after Danny Boyle's opening ceremony extravaganza, costing £26 million, was watched and enjoyed by over a billion people worldwide, and included Mr Bean on the piano, hundreds of children in pyjamas representing the NHS, and HM The Queen apparently flying through the air with James Bond in her first acting role.

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