19/06/2012 10:56 BST

One Direction To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony?

The Olympics has promised to display the best of British, so who better to perform at the closing ceremony than one of our biggest exports, One Direction.

The boyband are reportedly being lined up to perform at the closing ceremony of the games.

According to the Daily Star, Louis, Liam, Harry, Zayn and Niall will take to the stage on 12 August following the success of their Up All Night world tour.

"The main theme of the Olympic closing ceremony will be celebrating the best of British music, so it's only right that One Direction are opening the show," a source told the paper.

"They are the UK's biggest music ­export at the moment behind Adele, who is also ­rumoured to be involved in some way. It's all top secret and the boys aren't allowed to talk about it but they are thrilled."

The insider added: "It isn't every day you get the instant exposure of performing in front of a billion people. One Direction are unstoppable at the moment.

"They have achieved many career highlights at such an early age but this is right up there. To perform in their home country's Olympic ceremony is like winning their very own gold medal."

The news comes as the boss of their record label announced he expected them to double their earnings next year, predicting they will be worth £64m.

Nick Gatfield of Sony Music UK told The Mirror: "We fully expect to double that £32m figure next year. The team around them, including musicians, stylists, producers, tour managers and so on, is 90-strong. That's 90 jobs created by these five boys."

There really is no stopping them.


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