One Direction's Liam Payne 'Sparks Wedding Rumours'
He explained to Absolute Radio: "If I’m honest I would have liked a really young band to have closed it.
“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."
Hadley added: "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.”
The X Factor group, who are rumoured to be performing at the Olympics closing ceremony on 12th August, also hit the headlines this week after receiving a special disc from their record label for selling 12 million records worldwide in under a year.