Elton John in bumper £5m deal to star in John Lewis Christmas advert

SIR Elton John has been handed £5million to star in the John Lewis Christmas ad.

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The singer’s classic recording Your Song will be the soundtrack. 

Sir Elton has reportedly already filmed his scenes in secret sessions in London. 

The high street giant is aiming to out-do rivals Marks & Spencer. 

Last week, Sir Elton, 71, is said to have spent four days filming at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, while earlier scenes were shot on a set in Hammersmith, west London. 

Insiders claim his “substantial” fee makes up half of the total production cost of £10m. 

A source on the set said: “John Lewis wanted to win the battle of the Christmas adverts this year and it has cost them a significant sum to do it, but they think having Elton on board will guarantee its popularity and blow Marks & Spencer out of the water. 

“It’s a tear-jerker but also very sweet, and follows Elton from a child, through his teenage years, into how he is today.

“The exciting crescendo at the end will be Elton playing his famous piano.” 

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