Source told STV: ‘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. 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. It isn’t every day you get the instant exposure of performing in from 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.’