Leading names confirmed to star at BT British Olympic Ball

26 November 2012 / 15:05

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is delighted to announce some of the best of British talent will be performing in support of Team GB at the BT British Olympic Ball taking place on November 30th at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Recent X-Factor contestant Ella Henderson, singer songwriter Matt Cardle and UK urban artist Lemar have all been confirmed to perform at the sold-out event which has been described as the ultimate Olympic year finale.

The event will be attended by Team GB Olympians from all 26 summer sports and over 70 London 2012 Olympic medallists including: Greg Rutherford, Jade Jones, Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Anthony Joshua and Gemma Gibbons.

The gala ball, presented by BT and supported by BMW and BP, will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Our Greatest Team this summer and will act as a crucial fundraiser for the BOA to continue their support for current and future Olympic athletes.

For the 1,200 guests attending the star studded event, the evening will feature a four-course dinner, highlights from the 2012 Games and a live auction conducted by TV presenter Jonny Gould. Brazilian samba dancers, Oi Brazil, will be closing the evening with a colourful carnival performance to give a flavour of the excitement ahead, as Team GB set their sights on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ella Henderson said:

“I’m thrilled to have been asked to perform at the BT British Olympic Ball. The performance of Team GB this summer was inspirational and I am looking forward to having the chance to sing in front of some of my favourite athletes and medal winners.”

Matt Cardle said:

“The BT British Olympic Ball is going to a great celebration of our Olympians and their outstanding achievements this summer. I’m delighted to be involved and helping to raise funds for current and future Olympic athletes.”

Lemar said:

“I loved watching our athletes perform this summer and it was great to see how much the British public embraced the Games. It is an honour to be supporting this special event and showing my continued support for Team GB.”