Sir Elton John takes centre stage in John Lewis Christmas advert

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But the final scene is the one that will pull on the heartstrings, as you see a five-year-old Elton unwrapping a Christmas present and finding his first ever piano.

The first three quarters of the ad are pretty baffling, as you wonder why Elton John's life story has anything whatsoever to do with Christmas, and whether the whole thing is just a cynical ploy to get everyone hyped for his upcoming film, Rocketman.

A spotlight performance makes up his only scene from the 80s, preparing us for an incredible stadium tour snapshot which sees Sir Elton, played by Oliver Marshall, dressed in his iconic red, white and blue sequin jacket performing to thousands a few years later.

In a statement the singer said: "The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family".

He added: 'The ad is absolutely fantastic and I've truly loved every minute of being a part of it'.

After much anticipation, the 2018 John Lewis Christmas advert is here and it's going to give you ALL THE FEELS. A portion of Elton John's undisclosed fee has been donated to the Elton John Charitable Trust.

Customer Director Craig Inglis said: "The ad tells the story of why Elton's piano was more than just a gift and we hope to remind customers of that special moment when they've given a gift at Christmas time that they know will be treasured forever".

It's not the first time that "Your Song" has been used in a John Lewis Christmas advert, as Ellie Goulding's cover was used back in 2010. For now you can view it via one of John Lewis' partners.

The ad will first air on TV this evening at 9.15pm on ITV during Dark Heart. The space includes dressing room, recording studio and living room sets from the ad, as well as props, recordings from Elton John's 17-11-70 album and the opportunity to have photos taken at the piano.

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