It appears that the attempts to clamp down on any leaks about the London Summer Olympics' Opening Ceremony have failed miserably. Not only do we know almost the entire lineup of Friday's festivities but we even know about the big "surprise" showdown between a bunch of Mary Poppins impersonators and a massive Voldemort from the "Harry Potter" novels.
There was one surprise that director Danny Boyle and company thought they could hold onto until the big night, but even that detail may have slipped through their fingers.
Every year, a major celebrity who embodies the spirit of the Games' athletic and spiritual homeland is given the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through its final paces to light the flame in the Olympic Cauldron. Past Olympics have given the honor to hockey legend Wayne Gretzky at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, four-time basketball gold medal winner Sergey Belov for the 1980 Moscow Summer Games and legendary boxer and gold medal winner Muhammad Ali at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.
So who have the British people reportedly tapped to take over this mighty honor for his or her homeland? According to The Daily Bleach, the XXX Olympiad will have its mighty torch lit by none other than musician and former Genesis frontman Phil Collins.
Now I mean no disrespect to the man. He has worked very hard to earn such a high level of success and acclaim, not to mention his selfless charity work to help underprivileged children and poverty and disease stricken South Africa, but is he really the biggest name that Britain has to offer? The bald guy who got slapped around by Benny Hill is just slightly above Mr. "I Can't Dance" on England's "To-Honor" list.
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