Tony Hadley, out of the past, is convinced that Danny Boyle got the Olympics opening ceremony wrong:
He told Absolute Radio: “If I’m honest I would have liked a really young band to have closed it.Hadley's acute nose for putting on a great show explains why his former arch-rivals Duran Duran spent the evening of the launch playing a massive date in Hyde Park as part of the Cultural events surrounding the games, and Hadley was sitting at home tutting.
“If you’ve got Sir Steve Redgrave handing over the torch to the youngsters, it would have been nice to have had One Direction. They’re our biggest export at the moment, pure pop.
“One Direction with the Royal Philharmonic, with about 100 singers in a choir, behind them.
“To me that would have been the new generation kind of thing.”
It sounds like Hadley was desperately hoping for a rerun of that awful moment when Leona Lewis popped up out of a double decker bus at the Beijing closing ceremony. Has he heard One Direction? Seriously?