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McCartney says he'll perform in London

Paul McCartney (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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LONDON (AP)

Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony.

olympic cauldron lighters

THEY'RE THE GREATEST

Do you remember these past Olympic cauldron lighters who were given the honor during the Olympic Opening Ceremony?

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

On Monday, 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 July 27 to Aug. 12.

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