Take That to kick off Olympic Games?
London: Newly reunited British boyband Take That have reportedly been asked to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The `Back for Good` hitmakers have reunited with singer Robbie Williams to form a full line-up for the first time in 15 years.
The group, which now comprises of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, and Jason Orange alongwith Williams have already been approached to help kick off the international summer sporting event in London in 2012, reported a news website.
"When rumours surfaced about a possible reunion, the committee immediately added Take That to the long list of possible performers. Since (artistic directors) Danny (Boyle) and Stephen (Daldry) came on board, this list has been shortened and informal discussions held with the group`s management," said a source.
"At present, Robbie is only on board for a year, but that`s to reduce the pressure on the group. The belief is that this will be a permanent move and he will therefore be available for 2012. It is a huge honour for the boys and will see them playing to a phenomenally big audience. Everyone is confident they are up to the challenge," the source added.
Other artists rumoured to be performing at the Olympics include the Spice Girls, Sir Paul MCCartney, Leona Lewis and The Rolling Stones.