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Sir Elton & John Lewis Tear-Jerking Christmas Advert 2018

Written by on November 15, 2018

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John Lewis Christmas advert: Elton John revealed as star of tear-jerking ad spanning his lifetime

Sir Elton John stars in the heartwarming John Lewis Christmas advert

Credit: John Lewis & Partners

The ‘Candle in the Wind’ hitmaker has reportedly been paid a £5million fee to perform the music in the iconic Christmas ad.

Elton John has been unveiled as the face of the John Lewis Christmas 2018 advert, featuring his hit ‘Your Song’.

The 71-year-old music legend stars in a tear-jerking new mini-movie which charters his lifetime of Christmases from when he was a little boy and begins with Elton sat at a piano reminiscing about his career.

His life is followed as he is seen playing the piano at his first recital in addition to playing packed out stadiums.

As a young Elton makes his way downstairs on Christmas morning, he appears excited to see what Santa has left for him.

He is thrilled to see a large gift in the shape of a piano waiting for him, and after unwrapping it he begins to play the first few notes to his hit Your Song.

The advert then encourages shoppers to think about the gifts they buy their loved ones.

Speaking on the advert Elton said: “The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family.

It’s been a lovely opportunity for me to reflect on my life in music and the incredible journey I have been on, and how first playing my Grandmother’s piano marks the moment when music came into my life.

The ad is absolutely fantastic and I’ve truly loved every minute of being a part of it.”

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