Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparently rehearsing for Sunday's extravaganza.
All five members of the pop group were spotted clasping microphones as they stood on top of traditional London taxis during the practice session.
Other stars snapped during the rehearsals were Brian May, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah and George Michael. David Arnold, the closing ceremony's musical director, has said the spectacle is expected to be watched by millions around the world.
The composer said it would be based around 30 classic pieces of British music.
Take That had been widely tipped to appear, although singer Gary Barlow's presence is in doubt after his daughter Poppy was stillborn.
-- TOM LAWRENCE