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Elton drops the F bomb on the air
Saturday, January 29 2011

Elton stunned millions of Radio 2 listeners the morning of January 28, 2011, dropping the F bomb on Chris Evans' live Breakfast Show.

He let the word slip during a conversation about his home life and morning routine. Elton revealed he hardly plays the piano at home these days, prompting Chris to tell him that Jools Holland is unable to start the day without tickling the ivories.

That's when an exasperated Elton signed: "Oh f****** hell!" Realising his foul-mouthed blunder, he very quickly apologised to a speechless Chris. Elton then issued a formal apology after the 9 o'clock news, saying: "I'm really, really sorry that I said that naughty word, but I can't believe that anyone would want to get up and first thing in the morning play the piano." Aptly, Chris then played Elton's 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.'

It's not the first time Elton has unleashed an expletive on air - in 2004 he used the F-word on Chris Moyles' Radio 1 show before listing several swear words, asking which ones were acceptable to say.

In a less controversial moment on Evans' programme, Elton also revealed he's working on a biopic of his life. He said: "It'll be more Moulin Rouge! and less like the Tina Turner movie. My life has been quite bizarre... music, a football club..."

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