An evening with Captain Fantastic


Brits Icon - Elton John (ITV, Friday, September 13, 9pm)

What’s It All About? A tribute to Reginald Kenneth Dwight, the Middlesex-born star who decided to pursue a career in the music industry at 17.

You didn’t need this prestigious new award show to remind you that Elton John, as he’s better known the world over, is a national icon, but here’s one anyway, and it’s fronted by Dermot O’Leary.

Bearing in mind it’s 30 years since Elton recorded reflective, back-slapping classic I’m Still Standing - that gives you some idea of the man’s longevity in a notoriously fickle business.

With 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, and more than 250 million global record sales, as well as producing the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind in 1997, there’s little doubt Reg Dwight deserves to get this prestigious new accolade.

Look Out For: Pinner’s most famous export performing some of his best-loved songs, as well as new material from his forthcoming album, The Diving Board.

Elton says: “It’s a tremendous honour and a real thrill for me to have my work acknowledged in this way, and I’m really looking forward to participating in what promises to be a very special occasion.”