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Gary Barlow & Melanie C to perform at Olympics fundraiser

Gary Barlow and Melanie C have today been confirmed as the headline acts at a fundraising gala for British athletes taking part in the 2012 Olympics. 

The event, called ‘Our Greatest Team Rises,’ takes place on May 11 at London’s Royal Albert Hall and will also see comedian John Bishop, presenter Davina McCall, tenor Alfie Boe and Britain’s Got Talent winners Spellbound perform to help raise money for Team GB and ParalympicsGB.

The Take That star said he was proud to be an integral part of the show: “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved with the event as it will play such a crucial role in providing our athletes with the best preparation, from training camps to medical and logistical support for the London 2012 Games.

“This is the moment for the entire nation to rise up and unite in its support for Our Greatest Team.”

Melanie C, who has been named as Artist Chair for ‘Party To 2012,’ also revealed how excited she was about the forthcoming games:

“This is a really exciting time for all British talent, be they athletes, musicians, comedians or performers. London 2012 represents a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the entire nation to unite in support of Team GB and ParalympicsGB. We can all play our part to help to inspire our athletes to achieve something amazing this summer."




Watch Gary Barlow perform Take That's 'Back For Good' below: