The audience at the Olympics closing ceremony were treated to a taste of Britain’s comedy heritage tonight when Monty Python star Eric Idle appeared onstage.
The actor led the 80,000-strong crowd through a singalong rendition of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, while a bizarre troupe of dancers performed around him.
They included jigging Morris Dancers, a choir of rugby players and skating nuns and when the song finished, a human cannonball was launched across the stadium.
He was followed by a performance by pop icons Queen, including vocals from Jessie J and from beyond the grave, by the band’s late singer Freddie Mercury.
|phoenix rising from the ashes|
|The boxes represent the 303 events that took place during London 2012. The boxes form a pyramid|
The festivities also included a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Olympic torch, a step pyramid being assembled before the crowd, golden goddesses parading, the undead, iconic deceased singers rising from the grave, and more.
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