The £27million ceremony entitled Isle of Wonder, which is being devised by Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle, will feature all four nations represented by their national flower, with animals, bell ringing, and even families having picnics. 

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: ‘With only 45 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony one of the biggest sets ever built for a show is beginning to develop in the Olympic Stadium.

“With a cast of over 10,000 talented volunteers, Danny’s ceremony will be a fantastic celebration that will welcome the 10,500 athletes from around the world and make our nation proud.”

The ceremony is expected to be watched by no fewer than one billion people. No pressure!

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