Sir Elton and John Lewis unite in Christmas advert

Earlier this year when speculation began to circulate regarding the John Lewis Christmas advert, it was reported Elton would be receiving a large sum for his input.

The ad, called The Boy and the Piano, opens with a dressing-gown clad Sir Elton gently tapping out the opening notes to Your Song before viewers are taken back through key moments in his life.

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

"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".

The ad first airs on television tonight at 9.15pm during ITV's Dark Heart.

The firm said reports Sir Elton had been paid £5m were "wildly inaccurate" and said some of his fee went to his charitable trust.

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Few things are more sacred when the festive season rolls around than the John Lewis Christmas advert. and guess what?

This year's John Lewis advert reveals how one gift inspired and influenced the course of a little boy's life. That some presents are more than just a gift.

Another complained that the song had been used before, referencing the 2010 creation. They've produced some truly heartwarming adverts over the years, check out some of the best John Lewis Christmas adverts.

John Lewis has become synonymous with Christmas adverts, guaranteed to have us balling into a tin of Roses before breakfast or when we catch the ad between soaps.

Shoppers heading to John Lewis's flagship store in Oxford St will be able to step into a 2,000 sqft recreation of the ad production, to try on costumes and have photos taken at the piano.

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