In one-off special, Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song, airing on Sunday 12 November at 9.00pm on ITV, Sir Elton John talks to his friend David Walliams about his extraordinary career and his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, which spans fifty years.
In a top 20 countdown, Elton reveals – alongside Bernie’s stories – how his classic songs were born. From Rocket Man to I’m Still Standing to Candle in the Wind, the list eventually culminates with the song that ITV viewers have chosen as the nation’s favourite Elton song.
The show also features contributions from some of Elton’s closest friends and best-known fans, including Ed Sheeran, Sting, Annie Lennox, Sir Rod Stewart, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, Kiki Dee, Rag’n’Bone Man, James Corden, Lionel Richie, Lulu, Stephen Fry, Boy George, Dionne Warwick, Sharon Osbourne and Rob Lowe.
This star-studded cast share what Elton’s vast catalogue of hits means to them – an extraordinary songbook featuring classics like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Crocodile Rock, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Are You Ready For Love. Based around a candid conversation between Sir Elton John and David Walliams, this show celebrates the amazing career of the music legend who turned 70 this year.
Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song airs Sunday 12 November 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.