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''Uncensored'' to Run on BBC Next Week

Written by Chief Editor.

As revealed earlier, the Rocket Man will look back at his extraordinary life and career in a BBC One interview with Graham Norton. It's called Elton John: Uncensored.

Filmed in the south of France in August, Elton tells Graham about his childhood as Reg Dwight in post-war Pinner, Middlesex, and his rise to superstardom in the 1970s. The interview will also cover his battles with addiction and the positive effect fatherhood has had on his life.

Speaking about the show, the musician said: ''The past two years have felt truly monumental for me, and with the release of Rocketman, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour and my autobiography coming up, it felt like the perfect opportunity to reflect on it all with Graham. I’ve always enjoyed our catch-ups and this felt like the best yet.''

Norton said: “Like the rest of the nation I’m a massive fan of Sir Elton John’s music, but to sit down with him in his home to ask him about his life, career and family was a huge privilege. Funny, frank and fearless, I can’t wait for people to hear him tell his story.”

The documentary also features footage from Top Of The Pops, which has not been seen for 41 years, which shows Elton’s former partner and manager John Reid accompanying him on guitar during a performance of Rocket Man.

It also sees the former Reg Dwight discuss his complex relationship with his mother Sheila, who he reconciled with before she died in 2017.

He said: “I thought I have to reach out to my mum. Things hadn’t been good but you have to forgive people.''

''Elton John: Uncensored ''is  to be on BBC One at 9 p.m. on November 28.