When Graham met Elton | Special interview show for BBC One

When Graham met Elton

Special interview show for BBC One

Graham Norton has interviewed Elton John for a special BBC One programme to coincide with singer’s autobiography.

The book, Me, will be getting a huge push on the BBC with Ken Bruce also interviewing the star for his BBC Radio 2 mid-morning show.

In his interview with Norton, Sir Elton will speak about his childhood growing up as Reg Dwight in post-war Pinner, Middlesex, his rise to global super stardom in the 1970s. 

He also speaks openly about the battles with addiction and the positive effect that fatherhood has had on his life.

Sir Elton says: ‘The past two years have felt truly monumental for me, and with the release of Rocketman, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and my autobiography coming up, it felt like the perfect opportunity to reflect on it all with Graham. I’ve always enjoyed our catch-ups and this felt like the best yet.’

Norton added says: ‘Like the rest of the nation I'm a massive fan of Sir Elton John's music, but to sit down with him in his home to ask him about his life, career and family was a huge privilege. Funny, frank and fearless, I can't wait for people to hear him tell his story.’

The interview was recorded in the South of France in August.

Sir Elton’s book Me is out on October 15. Order.

Published: 27 Sep 2019

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