Elton John's epic John Lewis Christmas advert fee revealed

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That young boy is none other than Elton himself who can be seen playing the piano at the start of the advert.

It opens with Sir Elton in a dressing gown gently playing the song's opening notes, before taking a back step into some of the biggest moments of his career.

Instead, the ad reverses the order of events and comes to focus on the moment young Elton first sat down to play his grandmother's piano.

Viewers will be given an insight into Elton's childhood as the advert goes back in time and references the important and iconic stages in the performer's life.

The highly anticipated advert features Sir Elton singing his first ever hit, "Your Song", on a piano.

Speculation has been rife over the past few months as to not only the soundtrack but to the idea of the advert too, with many correctly guessing that Elton John was the chosen one.

Sir Elton said: "The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family".

"The ad is absolutely fantastic and I've truly loved every minute of being a part of it".

John Lewis' latest festive ad will air on TV for the first time at 9.15pm tonight (15.11.18) during an ad break for Dark Heart.

Set to the his 1970 single Your Song, the clip shows the music legend performing through the years before showing him as a boy playing the piano in school.

"That's the magical feeling we wanted to bring to life this year". That little boy just happens to be Elton John. A portion of Elton John's undisclosed fee has been donated to the Elton John Charitable Trust.

"Any cabinet ministers intending to resign tomorrow should do so knowing that no one will notice because the John Lewis Christmas advert is being released", wrote Charlie Peters.

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