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Elton has suggested that the star of It’s A Sin is as funny and talented as his late friend, Freddie Mercury.


The pop veteran spoke to Olly Alexander during the latest episode of Rocket Hour.
He told Olly Alexander, who plays Ritchie Tozer in the Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin, that Mercury’s funeral was ”one of the most upsetting occasions of my life because the whole funeral was in Farsi, because Freddie was Persian. So nobody understood a word of what was going on. I miss him every day because he was a bit like you, positive, full of life, full of energy, hilariously funny, and what a talent.”
He then asked the 30-year-old if he’s similar to his character on the mini-series.
The Years & Years frontman answered: ”We share a lot of similarities–18-years-old, I moved to London, that’s what I did to make a name for myself. I wanted to be a musician, and I really related to that with Ritchie straight away.”
The radio host could identify with him as well.
”Well, it reminded me of myself in the ’70s. I was a very naughty boy and I had so much fan and I didn’t care what I got up to. You have so much life in you, no matter what you do, whether you’re making music, whether you’re acting, you have their great spirit, which sends out so much positivity . . . I love the essence of what you represent. It really touches me, I love people with that kind of positivity.”