- 27 Sep 19
Graham Norton will interview Elton John for a BBC One world exclusive entertainment special, called Elton John: Uncensored, which was recorded in France in August.
Ken Bruce will also interview the singer for his BBC Radio 2 mid-morning show for his daily Tracks Of My Years feature, to be broadcast across a week in October.
The series of interviews comes as John gets set to release his official autobiography, Me. The singer has spent the last few months on the road as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
According to the BBC, Elton John: Uncensored will see John and Norton "sharing many candid, personal and laugh out loud stories" as they "revisit Elton’s classic archive performances, interviews and accolades."
"Elton tells Graham about his childhood growing up as Reg Dwight in post-war Pinner, Middlesex, and looks back at his rise to global super stardom in the 1970’s. He shares musical memories of the 80’s and 90’s. He also speaks openly about the battles with addiction and how he has managed to overcome them to become one of the world’s most successful and prolific solo artists of all time. Elton also tells Graham about the positive effect that fatherhood has had on his life."
Speaking about the documentary, Elton John 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.”
Graham 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."
Although an exact date has yet to be confirmed, both the TV interview and the Tracks of my Years episode featuring Sir Elton will be broadcast in October.