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Thursday 24 April 2014

Sir Elton sorry for swearing on air

Sir Elton John apologised after swearing on air

Sir Elton John apologised today after swearing on air during an appearance on the Radio 2 breakfast show.

The programme's host, Chris Evans, was telling the star that Jools Holland starts the day by playing the piano, when he sighed and said: "Oh f****** hell".

The pair both said sorry and the veteran singer then apologised again for saying "that naughty word".

Sir Elton also said the long-planned film about his life would be "a kind of fantasy" and compared it to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.

He said: "My life's been so surreal - from a football club to God knows what."

A BBC spokeswoman said: "Both Sir Elton and Chris apologised many times on this morning's live Chris Evans Breakfast Show for the language used by Sir Elton. The BBC apologises if any offence was caused."

It is not the first time guests have turned the air blue during an interview with Chris.

The BBC apologised in 2009 after George Michael swore during his radio show and Shaun Ryder swore during an appearance on the Channel 4 TFI Friday television show - despite Evans promising to give him his shoes if he managed to get through the interview without doing so.

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